Crews battling fire at commercial building in northeast Minneapolis

A file photo of fire (photo via pixabay).

Firefighters battled a fire at a commercial building in northeast Minneapolis Tuesday morning. 

A two-alarm fire was reported at a building on the 2200 block of University Avenue Northeast at 8:45 a.m. The Minneapolis Fire Department reported smoke was showing from the roof of the building. 

Deputy Fire Chief Todd White said the owner showed up to open his business for the day and found smoke in the building. He immediately called 911. The fire is believed to have started sometime during the night. 

"We arrived here shortly after the call, found the building totally charred with smoke and a fully-going basement fire," White said. 

Fire crews reported floor failure on the interior of the building. Crews were forced to evacuate the building and switch to a defensive attack, using master streams and hard lines to fight the fire from the outside.

The fire was under control by 12:50 p.m. 

No civilians were injured, but one firefighter was treated and released. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.