Minneapolis firefighter hurt on the job during Christmas Eve blaze

The fire broke out at a building in North Minneapolis early Monday morning.
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Minneapolis fire officials have announced that a firefighter was hurt while battling a fire early Monday morning. 

Described as a "2 alarm residential fire," it happened after midnight on the 5100 block of Sheridan Ave N., according to the Minneapolis Fire Department's Twitter account.

As KARE 11 reports, the building is under construction, so no residents were inside, and no civilians were injured. 

However, one of the firefighters who responded to the scene slipped and fell:

Luckily, his injuries are described as being minor. The firefighter has not been identified.

Officials say the cause of the fire "will be under investigation." No other details about the incident have been released yet. 

While firefighting comes with some obvious inherent risks, statistics show line-of-duty injuries and fatalities for firefighters have been decreasing over the past few decades.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were 58,835 firefighter injuries in 2017 – a five percent decrease from the year before, "and the lowest number since NFPA began analyzing this data in 1981."

One Minnesota firefighter has died in the line of duty this year: 58-year-old Timothy Wayne Royce, who served on the volunteer Mapleton Fire Department. 

He died of a heart attack after responding to a call in April – a common cause of death for firefighters, according to NFPA data. 

 

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