An Edina firefighter spotted black smoke spiraling up from a building on the 5500 block of Hansen Road around 5 p.m. on Aug. 31. A resident had already activated the building's fire alarm system when crews arrived.
“The residents of this apartment acted calmly and were able to evacuate safely,” Edina Fire Marshal Jeff Siems said in a statement. “If a fire alarm sounds, always treat it seriously and evacuate the building.”
A wooden deck on the roof sustained moderate damage and the structure and attic space minor damage. A second-floor apartment received smoke and water damage.
Crews from five cities responded to the blaze, taking less than an hour to extinguish it.
The department is investigating the cause of the fire.