(UPDATED: 4:08 p.m. Dec. 19) A Meadow Creek Condos resident lifted two second-floor residents two safety during a fire Monday morning that displaced several people and sent one person to the hospital, Police Sgt. Michael Glassberg wrote in a news release.
and found one of the condos on the 800 block of Old Settlers Trail completely in flames and heavy smoke in the hallways when they responded at 2:33 a.m.
As they began to evacuate the building, emergency workers found a resident from another building standing on a patio table and lifting two second-floor residents to safety.
One resident was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with smoke-inhalation injuries. The Red Cross is helping several people who were displaced. One of the condos was a total loss.
The fire was started by careless smoking, Glassberg said. Police are not releasing the person's name at this point because the case is pending investigation.
The following agencies assisted with this incident:
- Minnetonka Fire / Police
- Edina Fire
- Eden Prairie Fire
- St. Louis Park Fire
- Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
- HCMC Ambulance