Big fire blazes above Espresso Royale in Dinkytown [PHOTOS]

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This afternoon, a large blaze engulfed the second-floor of the Dinkytown building that houses Espresso Royale.

According to the Minnesota Daily, the fire started about 12:45 p.m. Thankfully, nobody was inside the apartments on the second floor of the building when it went up in flames. The fire's cause isn't known at this point.

Here's some photos shared by onlookers: U of M junior Faith Garrington told the Daily she smelled smoke when leaving her apartment and called the fire department.

"The flames were coming out of the window when I was coming out," she said.

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40 comments
JL1969
JL1969

I was going to make an insensitive comment like "Devilsd Ictionary" about what a great way this was to get started on redeveloping the neighborhood.

But then I saw DJ's post.   DJ, you have our simpathy.  Hope you were insured.

curly1024
curly1024

Electrical fire, get your facts straight. Not to mention the building had no smoke detectors. Building was not to code.

Dov Moen
Dov Moen

I used to spend every afternoon there studying. I hope Al's Breakfast is okay too.

Tulla
Tulla

Extra dark roast, please.

Ly-Zhou Sherry
Ly-Zhou Sherry

Oh no. All those restless nights working on my calc homework in the cafe there.

Martine Quilici
Martine Quilici

Je suis bien heureuse que tu n'y travaillais plus... Désolée pour tes ex collègues mais heureuse pour toi :-)

Devilsd Ictionary
Devilsd Ictionary

Halloween is 6 days away and they haven't taken out their airconditioners yet? No wonder they left a candle burning, these people are flaky. Also cane we please stop using emo instagram filters on house fires?

Katsi Duzynski
Katsi Duzynski

You never leave anyplace with a candle, or incense burning ... Or the stove on low ... even if electric. DUMB.

Lisa Clare
Lisa Clare

Hope everyone's okay. With that said, annoying that they call a coffe house, a coffe shop. They're two very different things.

Daniel J. Henry
Daniel J. Henry

I always wonder why people "like" these kinds of things. Hope everybody's okay!

Martine Quilici
Martine Quilici

Gianni Frenchman Quilici, c'est celui où tu travaillais?

curly1024
curly1024

Also the word cane is spelt can.

dj_helmbrecht
dj_helmbrecht

@Devilsd Ictionary you stupid bitch watch what the fuck you say. First off that was my apartment, There was no candle and the if we want are ac on we will use it we pay our bills you don't. So before you talk shit check your fucking facts. It's bad enough me and my bf lost all our stuff but to see some uneducated cunt say non facts just pisses me the fuck off


curly1024
curly1024

Where did u get ur facts. There were no candles. And ill run my ac in January if I want. That's the upside of all utilities included b****.

dj_helmbrecht
dj_helmbrecht

@Katsi Duzynski there was no candle burning or no stove on it was a electrical fire

curly1024
curly1024

No candles, and no incense were burning. Get your facts straight.

effyou
effyou

@Lisa Clare not in america bitch!

kinggluteusmaximus
kinggluteusmaximus

@dj_helmbrecht 

I get that you're angry...who wouldn't be, if they had just experienced an apartment fire? But I can't help but think a post so riddled with expletives, missing punctuation, and poor grammar...that concludes with calling another poster "uneducated"...well that's kinda rich, ain't it? Had you called her a "misinformed cunt", or a "mistaken cunt", or even just a "cunt", it wouldn't have mattered a whit. But methinks you might be projecting a bit with your word choice. Nevertheless...sorry for your situation.

kinggluteusmaximus
kinggluteusmaximus

@curly1024 

Again...sorry for your loss. I did notice that your keyboard is capable of producing the letters "y" and "o", as evident in your use of "no" and "January". You're probably feeling hostile, likely toward your absentee, code-violating slumlord. I would be too. But please...the second person pronoun is spelled "you", not "u". And the second person possessive pronoun is spelled "your", not "ur". Good info to have for your next rental application. For the record - and not to get too pedantic - you needn't spell "bitch" as "b****". City Pages allows, and even encourages, colorful commentary. See your girlfriend's post - it is chock full of examples. At least I think "bf" indicated "boyfriend" and not "best friend" or "boy Friday". Lastly, while I enjoyed "Breaking Bad" as much as the rest of the flock, ending a declarative with "bitch" or "b****" might be a cool tag line for Jesse...a messed up, damaged, meth using and selling loser...but it makes you look like...well, you get the picture.

curly1024
curly1024

So you are saying you are in a meth induced psychosis at the moment. Enjoy that. If you would like information on treatment centers I would be more than glad to send them your way.

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