Fire destroys vacant north Minneapolis home

Minneapolis firefighters were called to a second alarm fire at a vacant Minneapolis home early Tuesday morning as a fire spread from the basement to the roof, the department said.

The Minneapolis Fire Department first tweeted about the incident at 1:23 a.m., saying firefighters were in the basement of the home.

As the fire spread, crews called a second alarm and continued to switch between offensive and defensive fire attacks.

The fire moved from the basement to the first floor to the second floor and attic space, before eventually coming out the roof.

A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS photographer captured thick clouds of smoke billowing from the building.

Parts of the building collapsed, including the chimney and at least a portion of the roof. The department has not released the extent of the damage at this time.

Around 2:30 a.m., Xcel Energy came to the scene to shut off power to the home.

The fire department has not declared the fire out as of 6 a.m.

Check back for any updates as 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS works to gain additional details from firefighters.

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