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Minneapolis residents displaced by fire on Christmas Day

The blaze broke out at an apartment complex in South Minneapolis

Multiple people were displaced by a fire at an apartment complex in south Minneapolis on Tuesday afternoon.

The apartments are on the second floor of a mixed commercial-residential building on 24th St and 10th Ave S., which is several block east of the I-35W.

According to tweets from the Minneapolis Fire Department, the fire was soon brought under control, but not before putting a number of people out on the street: 

Paramedics checked two residents with "reported injuries," while another four were checked for "superficial burns," fire officials said.

Authorities weren't sure how many people were displaced, but according to KSTP, it was "more than a dozen." 

The Red Cross was soon on the scene helping the residents find shelter. 

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.

Winter is a particular dangerous time for fires in Minnesota, with the State Fire Marshal's website noting that "most home fires occur in the winter" due to increased use of heaters.

Indeed, it's been a busy holiday for the Minneapolis Fire Department – on Monday, Christmas Eve, a firefighter was injured at the scene of a fire in North Minneapolis. 

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