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One dead in Minneapolis house fire

Forum News Service

MINNEAPOLIS -- One person is dead after an early Sunday morning fire in south Minneapolis.

According to a press release from the Minneapolis Fire Department, shortly after 4:30 a.m. Sunday the fire department responded to a fire at a two-story residential home at 2921 40th Ave. S. By the time the firefighters arrived on scene, fire was visible on the second floor of the house and the roof was partially collapsed.

Crews conducted an initial sweep and located the body of an unidentified adult on the second floor. One firefighter was injured during the incident but injuries are not believed to be serious.

About an hour after their arrival, firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. According to the press release, this is the first fire fatality of the year for the city.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No further information was available.