1 person critically injured after jumping from 2nd floor to escape fire

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Six people are in the hospital after a fire in south Minneapolis, with one adult critically injured jumping out a window to escape the blaze.

The Minneapolis Fire Department said on Twitter it was called to the fire at an apartment building on the 3200 block of Portland Ave. S just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

An adult was critically injured after jumping from the 2nd floor, with the four other adults and the infant child taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation and injuries sustained escaping the building.


According to FOX 9, investigators are currently treating the fire as suspicious because three hallways and two apartment units were on fire, with officials saying a fire usually starts in a single, central location.

Witness Jason Morvec, who lives across the street, told the TV station he saw people "crawling out of the window, crawling from the building and smoke and flames are going up the center of the building."



The Star Tribune reports at least 15 people have been displaced by the fire, which took about 40 minutes for the 35 firefighters and nine trucks to contain.

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