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Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - One person was killed and a firefighter suffered significant injuries after a fire broke out in a vacant duplex this morning.

Statements from the fire department indicate the home was boarded up and firefighters had to remove boards in order to engage the flames inside the older 2-1/2 story residence. The victim was found outside the structure, and despite life-saving efforts performed by emergency personnel at the scene, the person later died after being transported to a hospital.


The fire department also reported that a firefighter fell through a hole created by the fire burning through the floor, which prompted all of the fire crews to evacuate the burning building. The injured firefighter was rescued and transported to a hospital with what were described as significant burns.

A Metro Transit bus was brought to the scene to give the firefighters a warm place to take breaks from the bitter cold.

The fire was reported around 7 AM. The cause has not been determined.

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