Minneapolis apartment fire sends 9 to hospital

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Several residents required medical attention after a fire broke out in a north Minneapolis apartment building Saturday morning.

Firefighters responded to 4425 N. Aldrich Ave. around 5:45 a.m. to find several residents hanging out windows, trying to escape the smoke, KSTP reports. Crews were able keep the fire contained to the basement.

According to KARE 11, the building is split up into six apartments. Only one unit had a working smoke detector, WCCO says.

More than two dozen people inside managed to get out, including a mother and baby who were forced to jump from a second-floor window.

Nine people were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center and North Memorial Hospital with minor injuries ranging from smoke inhalation to sprained ankles.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Red Cross is assisting those not taken to the hospital.

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