Video: Flames leap from Minneapolis apartment building in fire that killed 2 cats

The condo owners have been displaced by the blaze.
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A fire that broke out at an apartment building in Minneapolis has left three residents displaced and two cats dead.

The incident unfolded at a four-story building at 4th Avenue and East 19th Street in south Minneapolis, with Twitter user @Kate_OnTheMove taking video that showed flames leaping from a window in one of the units.

The Minneapolis Fire Department announced on Wednesday that the fire was extinguished with no injuries to the residents, but that two cats perished in the blaze.

Three residents of the building were displaced as a result of the fire.

KARE 11's Kent Erdahl reports that one of the cats belong to the couple that owned the 4th floor condo that burned in the blaze, who were out at the time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by officials.

WCCO reports that the outbreak of the fire sparked panic among the building's residents, who were screaming and shouting as they raised the alarm in the rest of the property.

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