Breaking News

At Least One Dozen Hospitalized after Explosion at Minneapolis Building
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

At least 13 people have been hospitalized after an explosion and a fire at a Minneapolis, Minnesota building, according to KARE 11.

The explosion occurred at 516 Cedar Avenue South around 8:16 a.m. local time. According to Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel, the victims were outside the building when firefighters arrived on scene and flames were shooting out windows on every floor of the building.

  
What
Where


Firefighters attempted to enter the building, but had to exit when conditions became life-threatening. The 13 victims were taken to a variety of hospitals in the region, according to Hennepin County EMS member Robert Ball. Ball said the injuries range from burns to trauma. The trauma occurred when victims jumped from windows to escape the fire. Six of the 13 victims have been listed as critical.

It is unknown if anyone else is trapped inside the building and crews will search when the fire is under control. Residents will be interviewed to determine if anyone died in the explosion and subsequent fire.

“This is a tragic morning for the City of Minneapolis,” Mayor-elect Betsy Hodges said.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The first floor of the structure is home to the Otanga Grocery, according to the website for Hennepin County. The second and third floors of the building are apartments.

The call reached three alarms, which sent firefighters screaming to the scene as the second and third floors of the building collapsed. Fruetel noted that the freezing conditions are making it difficult to extinguish the flames. Fruetel believes that fire crews will be on the scene throughout the day.





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-MD-Baltimore

Baltimore office of our client seeks mid-level litigation associate attorney with 3+ years of experi...

Apply Now

Junior to Mid-Level Labor Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks junior to mid-level labor associate attorney with preferabl...

Apply Now

Junior Employment Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking an attorney with 2-3 years of employment litigation, class action or...

Apply Now

Litigation and Transaction Associate Attorney

USA-OH-Mayfield Heights

Mayfield Heights office of our client seeks litigation and transaction associate attorney with 2-4 y...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Legal Assistant

USA-FL-Jacksonville

Small law firm seeking legal assistant with 3+ years working experience as a legal assistant in the ...

Apply now

Staff Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Position: Staff Attorney Status: Full Time Location: Los Angeles Anticipated Annua...

Apply now

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF LEGAL RESOURCES (for Online Resources)

USA-DC-Washington

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) seeks a full-time Assistant Dir...

Apply now

Legal Assistant / Paralegal

USA-GA-Columbus

Part-time case management, ordering medical records, setting up medical treatment, subrogating me...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top