Several occupants escaped a basement fire that filled a two-story apartment building with smoke in St. Paul on May 29.
Three engines, one ladder, one rescue squad, one medic and a district chief were dispatched to a report of smoke coming from the building on Edmund Avenue about 7:20 a.m.
Engine 14 reported smoke showing from the building and the assignment was filled out with one engine, one ladder, one rescue squad and a district chief.
Firefighters stretched several attack lines into the building and located a small fire in the basement. The fire created a large amount of smoke, which filled the building.
No batteries were found in the smoke detectors in the building.