Fire forces evacuation of Minneapolis group home

  • Updated: March 13, 2014 - 9:21 PM

A fire in a south Minneapolis group home forced the evacuation Thursday of more than a dozen people who lived there.

Firefighters found heavy smoke and a fire on the second floor and in the attic when they arrived about 7 p.m. at the two-and-half story home, 2524 Portland Ave. Firefighters helped three residents get out of the home; the others got out on their own.

One person was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-lifethreatening injuries.

The Red Cross was called to assist about dozen adults and four children who live in the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Mary Lynn Smith

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