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41 residents displaced, dog killed in New Brighton apartment block blaze

The blaze broke out on Thursday afternoon.
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A dog was killed and 41 residents were displaced after a fire at an apartment block in New Brighton on Thursday.

The fire broke out at the Bramantes Apartments, in the 800 block of West County Road D, at around 1:30 p.m., with responders called after smoke and flames were seen coming from the patio door of a first-floor apartment.

The fire quickly spread to the second and third floors, before eventually being knocked down by crews from four fire departments that responded to the scene.

One resident was hospitalized due to smoke inhalation and five others were treated at the scene. One resident's dog perished in the blaze.

The Red Cross says it is helping 27 adults and 14 children find temporary accommodation after they were displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the New Brighton Department of Public Safety, which notes that while the building has a fire alarm system, there are no sprinklers in the building due to its age.

One resident told KSTP they saw a man "come flying out of the flames" from the apartment where the fire was first noticed, and was in tears as he said his dog was still inside.

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