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Residents of the Moonraker Apartments waited in line to retrieve items from their damaged apartments as a result of an early morning fire, Friday, May 30, 2014 in Brooklyn Park.

Elizabeth Flores, Dml -

Forty-five units were evacuated at the Moonraker Apartments as a result of an early morning fire, Friday, May 30, 2014 in Brooklyn Park.

Elizabeth Flores, Dml -

Residents of the Moonraker Apartments waited in line to retrieve items from their damaged apartments as a result of an early morning fire on Friday in Brooklyn Park.

ELIZABETH FLORES • eflores@startribune.com,

Overnight fire strikes Brooklyn Park apartment complex

  • May 30, 2014 - 10:20 PM

A fire struck a Brooklyn Park apartment complex early Friday, sending flames and smoke shooting out from the top floor of the three-floor building and forcing many families from their units. No injuries were reported.

The blaze at the Moonraker Apartments on Brookdale Drive east of Zane Avenue started on a third-floor balcony about 2:30 a.m. and damaged several units, Deputy Fire Chief Todd Seitz said.

Crews remained on the scene as daybreak came, tending to hot spots, then left about 8:30 a.m., Seitz added.

Six units were damaged by fire, smoke and water, Seitz said. Building management was relocating those residents to other units on the property, he said.

While no cause has been determined for the fire, Seitz said it does not appear to be suspicious.

Paul Walsh

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