Updated:
Original:

Fire damages cars, shuts down University of Minnesota parking ramp

Author:

Thick dark smoke was visible on the campus of the University of Minnesota and in parts of downtown Minneapolis after a fire in a parking ramp on the campus's East Bank.

KARE reported that three cars were damaged in the blaze, which broke out on the sixth floor of a ramp that is operated by Fairview University Hospital. The ramp is located near the intersection of Delaware Street SE and SE Harvard Street.

The parking ramp was closed to incoming traffic while Minneapolis fire crews battled the blaze. Pedestrians were also being kept away from the parking ramp due to the amount of grayish-black smoke.

The Star Tribune said there were no injuries in connection with the car fires.

As of early Tuesday afternoon, a university spokesman described the fires as “under control.” He said there is no immediate word on how the blazes began.

Next Up

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.

pixabay - us supreme court

MN, WI attorneys general push SCOTUS to block to Texas abortion law

They say the law is in "direct contravention of nearly a half century of binding precedent."

Related

Damaged MOA ramp reopens

The Mall of America has reopened the north entrance to the West parking deck, which had been closed for more than a week after it was damaged during an accident that killed one person.

Screen Shot 2021-06-12 at 10.09.06 AM

Rochester suddenly shuts down recently opened parking ramp

Original plans for the parking lot included housing above it, but issues with construction prevented it from being built.