The Minneapolis Fire Department has not determined the cause of an early morning fire Jan. 8 at 3627 Lyndale Ave. S.
Assistant Chief Bryan Tyner said the fire started on the first floor and spread to the second floor and attic.
“We were able to get it put out relatively quickly using hose lines,” he said.
Speaking through a neighbor, the property owner said the fire began in the lower unit of the duplex and quickly moved up the wall into the roof and across the building. A fire inspector is working to determine the source of the fire.
Tyner said all residents evacuated the house and firefighters carried pets out of the premises, although none of the four pets in the duplex survived, according to the property owner.
Tyner said firefighters work to rescue pets they find during searches of homes. Fire officials are trained in performing CPR to cats and dogs, he said.
“If we find them, we’re going to get them out,” he said.
Several fundraisers are underway for residents, including Corey Bozeman Fire Damage, Alexis Roberts Fire Damage and Tonia’s House Fire Fund. A PayPal account to benefit resident Holly Morral is associated with the email email@example.com. Neighbor Allison Ruby is also collecting gift cards at 3640 Garfield Ave. S.