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Fire leaves scores homeless in Plymouth

The second fire in less than a year in a Plymouth apartment complex forced many in the building out into freezing temperatures Saturday afternoon, the Star Tribune reported.

The fire at the Plymouth Oaks Apartments at 3301 Hwy. 169 started shortly after 3 p.m. and was under control in less than an hour, the Star Tribune reported.

One man was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and treated for smoke inhalation and burns, Plymouth police Sgt. Mike Reed told the Star Tribune. He was the only injury, the Pioneer Press reported.

Thirty apartment were damaged in the blaze, some from fire, others by smoke and water, the Pioneer Press said.

The American Red Cross established a shelter for those affected, the Pioneer Press reported, for the 45 to 50 people displaced by the fire.

Plymouth Fire Chief Richard Kline estimated the coast of the fire to be $600,000 to $800,000, according to the Pioneer Press.