Nine individuals were injured during an early morning fire in north Minneapolis Saturday.
When fire crews arrived at the home on the 4400 block of Aldrich Ave. N, residents were evacuating from the building from both the first and second floors.
Many described the incident as chaotic, with so much smoke it was difficult to see, let alone escape.
One woman's brother threw a mattress down and jumped from the window. The woman threw her baby down to him, and her mother proceeded to jump. The woman then jumped, followed by her little brother. She said the entire scene felt like a movie, and still feels unreal.
Crews determined the fire originated from the basement of the home, and quickly extinguished the flames.
Those injured were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and North Memorial Hospital for injuries from their various escapes, and from smoke inhalation.
Minneapolis Fire Department officials are still investigating the cause of the fire and checking to make sure the building was up to code.