Apartment fire in Cedar-Riverside injures 13 [PHOTOS]

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The apartment building is located on the 500 block of Cedar Avenue South, near Palmer's Bar.
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A fire broke out in an apartment building on the morning of New Year's Day in Cedar-Riverside.

Reports say that 13 people were hurt as a result of the fire at 516 Cedar Avenue South, including 6 that have been critically injured.

WCCO reports that both the second and third floors of the apartment have collapsed, and as a result, fire crews could not go inside.

According to the Star Tribune, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel said there were 50 firefighters attempting to put out the flames. He also stressed the difficulties in fighting fires in such weather conditions. The current temperature outside is -5 degrees.

The apartment building has frozen over after attempts to put out the fire.


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19 comments
Matthew Henry
Matthew Henry

I used to live in that cockroach/mice infested place. Such a shit hole. I wouldn't be surprised if the owners had a hand in this.

Nathan Daniel Shippee
Nathan Daniel Shippee

drove past this at about 6pm; still a huge gaggle of p.d. and fire vehicles, lights, etc.

Leanne Larson
Leanne Larson

Holy crap! This is really close to where I go to school! That's so scary!

Karl Noelle
Karl Noelle

Alicia Caleb crazy, we saw this! So sad :(

Maggie Strugala
Maggie Strugala

I like how people are always dissing the City Pages but constantly comment. If you don't like it, take it off your Facebook and shut the fuck up.

Mary Ann Wegner
Mary Ann Wegner

Something fishy .... weird fire!!! Sorry for the victims though!!!

Rene Nichols
Rene Nichols

Oh and the guy who works at old country buffet thinks that Paulmer's is a shithole...ha. I feel sorry for the victims and the business.

Jeremy Hop
Jeremy Hop

Cute old building. Prayers for the victims.

Alison Waite
Alison Waite

I think The Cedar should have a benefit concert for the victims.

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

Hahaha...did you come up with that all by yourself?  I think you might have a career in comedy...most likely as the punch line, but still...

anthonasty
anthonasty

Dude, you work at OCB and you think Palmers is a shit-hole? 

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

That's weird, because I was just hoping that your home and business burned to the ground...happy new year...dick

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