1 person killed, firefighter injured in early morning house fire


One person was found dead following a house fire in Minneapolis early Sunday morning.

The fire broke out on the 2900 block of 40th Avenue South, the Minneapolis Fire Department tweeted before 5 a.m.

During a search of the two-story home, firefighters found one person in a room on the second floor – the same room where the fire is believed to have started, a tweet says.

The fire department said there was "heavy fire" on the second floor, noting the fire burned through the roof, which partially collapsed.


By 5:30 a.m., the fire department said the blaze was under control, noting no one else was found inside the home during a secondary search.

The victim hasn't been identified and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A firefighter was also injured, officials tweeted. He fell in slippery conditions and was hurt, but his injuries aren't believed to be serious, the Star Tribune reports.

In 2015, there were more than 51 fire fatalities in Minnesota – the highest number since 2011, according to the State Fire Marshal's website. The winter months are typically the most deadly for house fires, officials say.

This is believed to be the first fire fatality in Minneapolis this year, officials told the Star Tribune. There have been four fire fatalities in Minnesota this year, Jen Longaecker, with the State Fire Marshal's Office, told BringMeTheNews.


Next Up

Joel Eriksson Ek

Eriksson Ek's hat trick completes Wild's rally over Jets

A late review helped the Wild win their home opener.

Screen Shot 2021-10-19 at 8.11.35 PM

Watch: Marcus Foligno starts fight with a superman punch

Foligno was not messing around in the first period.

Union Gospel Mission graffiti side by side - Duluth PD

Vandals target longstanding Duluth soup kitchen, transitional housing site

Union Gospel Mission has been operating in the city since 1922.

i-94 crash st. michael - 2021.10.19

At least 1 dead after 'serious crash' on I-94 in St. Michael

That side of the highway is expected to be closed for at least a few hours.

House for sale

The crazy Twin Cities housing market is showing signs of slowing down

Agents are seeing fewer multiple offers and no inspections are less prevalent.

Ben Simmons

Simmons' reunion with 76ers lasts mere days, chance for Wolves?

Woj says the Sixers remain "steadfast" in their plans for Simmons.

mitchell ottinger

Sub teacher involved in 'sextortion' of more than 10 minors pleads guilty

Some of the minors he knew from the school district where he worked.

flickr ice castles new brighton 2020 - Greg Gjerdingen

The Ice Castles, a winter favorite, are coming back to the Twin Cities

The popular attraction was canceled last winter due to COVID.

joey meatballs

4 new vendors coming to Rosedale's POTLUCK food hall

Three restaurants and a VR company are opening soon.

flickr - Lorie Shaull - Line 3 pipeline Palisade July 2021

Enbridge misses deadline to fix its groundwater blunder

The company had 30 days to stop the leak it caused by not following its submitted plans.

wikimedia commons - the beach boys 2019 - joergens.mi

Beach Boys bringing 2021 holiday tour to Minnesota

The iconic band's "Holiday Harmonies" tour stops at Treasure Island just before the new year.


fire, flames

1 person dead, firefighter injured in Columbia Heights fire

The fire was reported around 5:15 p.m. Sunday.