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Deli fire activates Children's Hospital smoke alarms

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A fire at a south Minneapolis deli caused smoke alarms to activate across the street at Children's Hospital early Thursday morning.

Minneapolis firefighters responded to flames and heavy smoke coming from the basement of Chicago Ave Food and Deli after 3 a.m. at 2500 Chicago Avenue S. 

Across the street, Children's Hospital alarms picked up on the billowing smoke and temporarily closed its outpatient clinic and delayed elective surgery, radiology and lab services. A hospital spokeswoman said crews are cleaning smoke and air quality is being monitored. No patients or staff members were harmed.

As of 6:30 a.m., FOX 9's Karen Scullin reported on-scene that the fire had been burning for at least two hours and is smoke continues to engulf the area. By 6:40 a.m., crews contained the blaze and no injuries were reported at the deli or surrounding areas.

The Minneapolis Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of the fire.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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