More than 60 firefighters battle blaze at St. Paul high rise

Fire broke out on the 11th floor of the high-rise building Monday night.
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Fire was reported on the 11th floor of this high-rise building in St. Paul. 

Fire was reported on the 11th floor of this high-rise building in St. Paul. 

Dozens of firefighters responded to a high-rise fire in St. Paul Monday night. 

The fire was reported around 8:15 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Wilder Park Condominiums, located on the 1100 block of Edgcumbe Road in St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood. 

According to St. Paul Fire Department, more than 60 firefighters and four ambulances responded to the scene. One person was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. 

FOX 9 reports that the sprinkler system activated but didn't suppress the fire. Residents from the 10th, 11th and 12th floors were evacuated, with the Star Tribune reporting that the Red Cross is providing basic needs for residents from up to 15 apartments. 

The cause of the fire hasn't been released by officials. 

A high-rise fire in Minneapolis had a much worse outcome about six months ago – the day before Thanksgiving – when five people died and four others were injured when a blaze erupted on the 14th floor of a 25-story high-rise building on the 600 block of Cedar Avenue South. 

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