UPDATE: Arson suspected in St. Paul apartment building fire, 2 injured, several displaced
UPDATE: The St. Paul Fire Department said a fire that broke out at an apartment building Sunday night is suspected of being intentionally set.
A news release from the department says the fire extended from the first floor and affected all three floors of the apartment building.
One person who live in the building sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and one firefighter was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.
All occupants were displaced after the St. Paul Department of Safety and Inspections condemned the building; however, inspectors are working with property management to see if any of the 29 apartments can be reoccupied.
The Red Cross is helping people who lived in the building with temporary housing.
Fire investigators say they are working with the St. Paul Police Department to determine the cause of the fire.
PREVIOUS COVERAGE: A fire at the Lamplighter Village Apartments in St. Paul resulted in several people being rescued overnight.
The complex is located on Albemarle Street.
Crews could be seen battling flames and helping people escape off their balconies around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
One woman who spoke with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS says firefighters came to get her from inside her apartment.
“The Chief I think yelled from the bottom, ‘okay, we’re gonna send someone to come and get you. They’re gonna have a mask.’ So, they came and had a mask and I was able to get out,” said resident Laveina Amos.
KSTP-TV has reached out to the St. Paul Fire Department for additional information and will continue to update this article as details become available.