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Crews respond to multiple garage fires in south Minneapolis Thursday morning

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Fire Department crews responded to multiple burning garages within a few miles of each other Thursday morning.

The first incident happened around 5:50 a.m. on the 3400 block of 26th Avenue South. Firefighters found a small fire on the outside of the garage and extinguished it before it spread.

About 3 miles away and 15 minutes later, crews found a small fire inside a garage on the 3600 block of Bryant Avenue South. That fire was also extinguished with no injuries.

Around 6:45 a.m., a caller reported a garbage can fire had spread to a garage on the 4500 block of Snelling Avenue. That’s about 5 miles from the previous fire. Crews put out that fire.

The last reported fire occurred around 7:10 a.m., just down the block on Snelling. That garage was fully engulfed, but crews managed to extinguish it.



All of the fires are being investigated, and the fire department called in police to assist due to the close proximity of the fires in both time and distance.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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