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Apartment residents jump to escape fire in Farmington

An apartment fire struck the building at 303 Pine St. on July 9, 2017. Photograph courtesy of Farmington Fire Department

Two Farmington residents were injured after jumping from a second floor apartment window on Sunday evening.

"The fire was contained to a single unit and a number of residents were forced to jump from a second floor unit to escape the fire which was blocking the stairwell," said Farmington Fire Chief Jim Larsen.

The fire appears to have originated in the stairwell or near the stairwell, Larsen said.

One Farmington firefighter was injured and transferred to Northfield Hospital and was later treated and released. Two apartment residents were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Farmington firefighters were dispatched to the reported fire at 9:16 p.m. at 303 Pine St. Larsen was the first to arrive on scene at 9:19 p.m.

"We were assisted on scene by the Lakeville and Rosemount fire departments, Farmington police and Allina-ALF ambulance, and Apple Valley Fire Department stood by in our station to cover any other calls," Larsen said.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.