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3 residents rescued in fire at Minneapolis group home

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Three people were rescued from a two-alarm fire at a south Minneapolis group home Thursday evening.

The Star Tribune reports the fire forced the evacuation of more than a dozen other residents who lived at the home at 2524 Portland Ave.

WCCO says more than 30 firefighters responded to the report of the fire just after 7 p.m. They arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the rear of the two-and-a-half-story house. Crews extinguished fire in the attic, second floor and rear portion of the structure.

KSTP adds one person was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for evaluation of non-life threatening injuries. The Red Cross provided assistance to about 15 adults and four children who were displaced.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Minneapolis has experienced a rash of deadly fires this year in homes with multiple units, starting with the New Year's Day apartment blaze in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood and including a fire in a rental property on the city's north side that led to the death of five children.

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