Massive fire engulfing an apartment complex is filmed from all over downtown St. Paul, Minnesota
The city’s fire department tweeted that the crews on site had to spray the building from the outside “because of the advanced stage of the fire.” However, no one was inside the structure and no deaths or injuries have been reported.
Crews responded to a fire at a construction site near the @XcelEnergyCtr downtown @cityofsaintpaul at 4:20am. Firefighters fought the fire from the exterior because of the advanced stage of the fire. No injuries have been reported. The fire is under investigation. pic.twitter.com/kp0ofUZI2d— Saint Paul Fire Dept (@StPaulFireDept) August 4, 2020
The building that caught on fire on Tuesday morning is a hotel with an apartment complex called ‘St. Paul Gateway Site.’ It is still under construction and is located near the Xcel Energy Center arena.
Video from St. Paul resident Melissa Williams shows some of the most intense moments of St. Paul construction project fire. pic.twitter.com/A3XSvnyEUt— Ben Henry (@BenryNews) August 4, 2020
Authorities closed off several streets in the surrounding area, along with some intercity highways, due to the fire’s scale.
It is not clear what led to the fire, Mokosso said. The incident is being investigated.
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