An apartment fire in New Brighton, MN sent one person to the hospital for burns and smoke inhalation. The fire erupted on Friday, December 13th at Bramantes Apartments, located at 800 County Road D West. Firefighters arrived at the scene at about 1:30 P.M. after receiving reports of smoke and flames coming from the patio door of a first-floor apartment.

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Resident Amber Johnson told KSTP-TV that she saw a man come “flying out of the flames” from the apartment where the fire started. She said the man was screaming and crying because his dog was still inside. Sadly, the dog died in the fire.

One person was taken to Hennepin Healthcare (HCMC) for burn injuries and smoke inhalation. Five other people were evaluated at the scene.

Bramantes Apartments has a fire alarm system, but no sprinklers in the building due to its age. Residents say that the smoke alarms went off for a short time before abruptly stopping. Thirty units were damaged in the fire. The Red Cross is providing assistance to 41 displaced residents, 14 of whom are children.

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