Firefighters Treated for Heat Exhaustion and One Resident Injured after Fire in Northeast Minneapolis

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Five firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion and one resident was injured in a three-alarm fire on Sunday in northeast Minneapolis.

The fire started around 3 p.m. after an explosion occurred at 2321 Fillmore St. NE., where firefighters arrived to find flames in the basement, the first and second floors of the duplex house. The source of the fire was not discovered, the Star Tribune said.

Firefighters gained control of the fire around 4:30 p.m., the Pioneer Press reported.

The fire severely damaged the house, as well as melting the vinyl siding on the home north of the duplex, Star Tribune said.

The condition is not yet known of the resident who was injured in the fire, and the firefighters were treated and released from Hennepin County Medical Center, the Pioneer Press said.

The other residents of the home were uninjured and found shelter with the aid of the Red Cross, the Star Tribune said.

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