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3-story fire sends 14 to hospital

Explosion preceded blaze in Minneapolis apartments

Posted: January 2, 2014 at 5:07 a.m.

Firefighters work Wednesday to extinguish a fire that damaged several apartment units in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis after an explosion was reported at 8:15 a.m. Authorities say 14 people were taken to hospitals and six were reported in critical condition.

A billowing fire engulfed a three-story building with several apartments near downtown Minneapolis early Wednesday, sending more than a dozen people to hospitals with injuries — some critical — including burns and trauma associated with falls.

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