MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis Fire Department says that four firefighters have been taken to the hospital Thursday morning.
Crew members with the fire department responded to a residential fire at a two-and-a-half-story building on the 2200 block of Lyndale Avenue. The building appears to have been boarded up and vacant, though the fire department said there were reports that people were squatting inside. Investigators say witnesses said they saw several people running from the building.
A second alarm was issued for crews battling the fire, which quickly spread to and through the roof.
Most of the fire had been extinguished by 9:30 p.m., with crews working on hotspots and flareups thereafter.
A search of the building found no people inside.
Four firefighters were taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion and exertion, with one of them also looked at for a minor back injury. No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.