Fire starts on deck of Apple Valley townhome, 8 units evacuated

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Eight units in a townhome complex in Apple Valley, Minnesota were evacuated early Friday morning for a fire. 

At 1 a.m., firefighters with the Apple Valley Fire Department responded to fire at a townhome complex on the 8300 block of Upper 138th Court West, near the Apple Valley Golf Course. 

The fire had started a on the deck of one unit, according to the fire department. It spread to the attic and roof and eventually another unit before it was contained. 

Residents in eight units were evacuated as a precaution. No one was injured.