Probe can’t determine cause of Minneapolis high-rise fire

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 file photo, Minneapolis Fire Department Chief John Fruetel speaks to the media in front of the building at 630 Cedar Avenue where an early morning fire killed multiple people in Minneapolis. Fire officials say the investigation into the fire is completed and that they haven't been able to determine the cause. Officials found the blaze was accidental, but they weren't able to pinpoint the exact cause.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fire officials said Monday they could not determine the exact cause of a high-rise apartment fire that killed five people last week in Minneapolis and that a handful of factors may have contributed to igniting the blaze.

The Minneapolis Fire Department said Wednesday’s fire was accidental, originating in a bedroom wall in a unit on the 14th floor.

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