I came back from work to my house in South Minneapolis this evening around 5:30pm. As I came within a few blocks of my apartment I saw lights and yellow tape and a cop detouring traffic. *heart thump* I ended up parking at the opposite end of the block and asked a nearby fireman if it was safe to go to my house. I got the all clear – it wasn’t my apartment complex.
Walking up the empty, cordoned-off block towards my house. A traffic helicopter is in the sky.
According to ABC local news an explosion likely caused the commotion that was taking place across the street – one street and house away from us. No one was home during the explosion and fire, but one dog died [she writes as she takes a pause to pet the nearby cat perhaps a little too hard]. The news station interviewed one of the tenants, and he said that he lost thousands in musical instruments, artwork, electronics and action figures. A lot of that is irreplaceable, but I do hope the tenants of the four-plex all have renter’s insurance to help lessen the blow.
A few photos from the scene:
A police car and several fire trucks at the scene behind yellow barricade tape.
Fire, safety and public works crews evaluate the scene.
On-lookers watch the scene from behind yellow barricade tape.
A news helicopter for KARE 11 hovers overhead.
Two fire trucks at the scene.
One fireman glances up while loading his truck with equipment.