Fire guts $1.5 million Lake of the Isles home


A major fire Thursday night in south Minneapolis caused extensive damage to a more than $1.5 million home along Lake of the Isles, the Star Tribune reports.

Firefighters responded to the three-alarm fire at 2530 West Lake of the Isles Parkway around 8:15 p.m.

Single-digit temperatures and piercing wind chill required additional firefighters to be brought in, along with two Metro Transit buses to keep first responders warm.

WCCO reports the blaze started in the basement and eventually made its way to the roof. It took more than hour to get the fire under control.

Everyone inside the home got out safely. A firefighter suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The estimated cost of the damage is also unclear.

The home is located in Minneapolis' Kenwood Neighborhood, which is known for its large Mediterranean, colonial, and arts and crafts homes, many of which face Lake of the Isles.

According to Zillow, asking prices for properties currently on the market in the area range from about $500,000 to nearly $3 million.

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