A fire broke out in a storage room at High Croft Manor, an apartment building in Wayzata. According to Dan Day, assistant chief of the Fire Department, the fire started at 5 p.m.
The storage room is located in the back of the apartment’s garage, and firefighters had difficulty reaching the room, he said. When they did reach the fire, it took only about half an hour to extinguish, Day explained.
Apartment residents evacuated to the building lobby until the fire was contained. Day estimated that residents were in the lobby for about an hour.
Although the garage was smoky, Day said, there was no damage to the garage or any part of the apartment building, except for the storage unit.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The fire departments of , Minnetonka, Plymouth, , and provided mutual aid.