Black smoke is seen rising from the top of the Ameriprise building Tuesday afternoon, Apr. 22, 2014.
Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson, Special to the Star Tribune
The Ameriprise Financial Center building in downtown Minneapolis.
Smoke but no fire at downtown Minneapolis office tower
- Article by: TIM HARLOW
- Star Tribune
- April 22, 2014 - 9:09 PM
A thick plume of smoke seen rising from a downtown Minneapolis high-rise Tuesday afternoon resulted from a maintenance crew changing fuel on the rooftop and not from a fire, a Minneapolis Fire Department spokesman said.
Crew were called to the 30-story Ameriprise Building at 707 2nd Av. S. a little before 1 p.m. and found smoke coming from a rooftop mechanical appliance, said Assistant Fire Chief Charles Brynteson.
There were no injuries, and workers in the building were not evacuated, he said.
“It was never a threat,” an Ameriprise spokeswoman said. “[All of our employees] are safe and it’s business as usual.”
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