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3 adults, 3 children dead in Minneapolis fire

 Firefighters put out a fire on the second floor of a building that houses McMahon's Pub in south Minneapolis, Minn on Friday morning April 2, 2010. (...
 Firefighters lay a hose while battling a blaze on the second floor of a building that houses McMahon's Pub in south Minneapolis, Minn on Friday morni...
 An unidentified friend comforts Rosie Bell, right, an employee of McMahon's Pub, as firefighters put out a fire on the second floor of a building tha...

Pub Fire

Firefighters put out a fire on the second floor of a building that houses McMahon's Pub in south Minneapolis, Minn on Friday morning April 2, 2010. (...

Pub Fire

Firefighters lay a hose while battling a blaze on the second floor of a building that houses McMahon's Pub in south Minneapolis, Minn on Friday morni...

Pub Fire

An unidentified friend comforts Rosie Bell, right, an employee of McMahon's Pub, as firefighters put out a fire on the second floor of a building tha...

Six people including three children died Friday after a fire swept through a two-story building in Minneapolis that included several apartments and an Irish pub, authorities said.
One woman died at a hospital early Friday, then the bodies of two men and three children were recovered from the building throughout the day, city fire officials said. The victims' names have not been released. Authorities said they don't believe anyone else died in the fire.
Firefighters said the blaze broke out about 6 a.m. and they arrived to find heavy flames and smoke coming out of the building, which housed McMahon's Pub on the first floor and six apartments on the second. By Friday afternoon, the roof had collapsed.
The fire began in a second-floor apartment, but the cause hasn't been determined, said John Fruetel, assistant chief of the Minneapolis Fire Department.
Authorities found eight violations during a fire code inspection March 15 on the commercial part of the building. Among them, the pub's fire alarm system hadn't been tested in more than a year and there weren't enough fire extinguishers, said Minneapolis Fire Marshal Bryan Tyner.
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Associated Press writers Chris Williams and Amy Forliti contributed to this report from Minneapolis and Brian Bakst contributed from St. Paul.


Updated : 2021-03-01 18:41 GMT+08:00