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Richfield Firefighters Respond to Four-Alarm Edina Apartment Fire

A three-story apartment building in the 4100 block of Parklawn Avenue went up in flames late Tuesday night.

After dealing with , crews lent a helping hand to neighboring Edina late Tuesday night.

A three-story apartment building on the 4100 block of Parklawn Avenue was left scorched and soaking wet after crews put out the massive fire in the early hours of Wednesday.

The initial call came in at 11:22 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, with reports of heavy smoke on the first floor of an apartment building. The blaze eventually escalated to a four-alarm fire before crews were able to put it out, following more than an hour of grueling work.

Aside from Richfield, were joined by crews from Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Hopkins and St. Louis Park, among others.

A substantial number of residents were in the building at the time of the fire, but everyone was successfully evacuated, according to Jordan Gilgenbach, communications coordinator with the .

One male resident of the building received treatment from Hennepin County EMS workers for smoke inhalation. The man's inhalation was relatively minor, and he was released on scene.

Crews had extinguished the flames by 12:30 a.m. and were going through every floor of the building to ensure there were no more hot spots left, according to Gilgenbach.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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Edina Patch will likely have updates on the aftermath of the fire.

Caitlin Burgess (Editor) July 11, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Here's Edina Patch's latest story on the fire: http://edina.patch.com/articles/apartment-building-charred-one-injured-by-four-alarm-fire-parklawn-avenue

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