Resident of Twin Cities retirement home hospitalized after fire

It happened Saturday morning in White Bear Lake.
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A Twin Cities retirement home was struck by a fire Saturday morning, leading to the hospitalization of at least one resident.

The fire broke out at The Waters of White Bear Lake, which is part of a chain of senior living communities with locations throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Around 9 a.m., firefighters were called to respond to a fire in one of the living units, KSTP reports. 

The station says the resident inside was rescued and hospitalized "for smoke inhalation and minor burns," while a staff member was also taken to the hospital "as a precaution."

However, according to the Pioneer Press, three people were injured as a result of the fire.

The paper says the fire was put out thanks to the efforts of the responding firefighters as well as the building's sprinkler system. 

It's not clear what caused the fire, and authorities have not announced whether an investigation is underway.

This is the second emergency incident involving a Twin Cities retirement home in as many months. In November, several residents of Copperfield Hill in Robbinsdale were sickened by what was believed to be an animal repellent.

Some reported having trouble breathing, and ultimately five people were taken to the hospital to be treated, WCCO reported

It's still not clear how the residents were exposed to the animal repellent, and Copperfield Hill staff declined a Bring Me The News request for comment. 

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