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Fire breaks out at Minneapolis homeless encampment

Nobody was injured in the fire.
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Fire crews responded to the homeless "tent city" in Minneapolis after a fire broke out Monday afternoon.

The Minneapolis Fire Department says "multiple" tents caught fire at the Hiawatha/Franklin Avenue encampment.

The bulk of the fire has been knocked down as of 3:20 p.m., with no injuries reported.

More than 200 homeless people have been living at the encampment since the summer.

The city of Minneapolis is in the process of readying a temporary site off of Cedar Avenue, where the inhabitants of the tent city can stay during the winter.

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