Fires overnight on downtown Minneapolis rooftop and in Eagan garage

Just before 4 a.m. this morning, a fire broke out on a downtown Minneapolis rooftop at 110 3rd Street North.

On the roof, firefighters found patio furniture ablaze. The fire had spread to a portion of the parapet wall of the roof.

The fire was extinguished before it reached the interior of the building. Occupants were evacuated, but no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.

About six hours earlier, Eagan police and firefighters responded to a report of a garage fire at 4334 Woodgate Lane. First responders reported heavy fire emanating from the front of the single family home at that address.

More from an Eagan Fire Department news release:

All five Eagan Fire Stations responded to this call with approximately 30 firefighters. The heat was so intense from this fire that it melted the siding on homes on each side of the house that was on fire. The heat also melted some plastic trim on the first arriving fire engine. The driver of that fire engine was treated on scene for minor burns. There were no other injuries.

The fire that started in the garage had made its way in to the homes attic space prior to the fire department arriving. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Eagan Fire Marshal.

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