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Fire at Elk River, Minn. apartment complex

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Fire at Evans Meadows apartments in Elk River, Minn. (photo by Mariah Holden) Fire at Evans Meadows apartments in Elk River, Minn. (photo by Mariah Holden)
ELK RIVER, Minn. (KMSP) -

A fire broke out Thursday morning at an apartment complex in Elk River, Minn.

The fire happened at about 7 a.m. at the Evans Meadows apartments at 365 Evans Avenue, just west of Highway 169.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but the fire chief believes it started outside of the 16-unit building.

All residents were evacuated safely and placed on buses to stay warm. The Red Cross helped find shelter for displaced residents with nowhere else to go.

PHOTOS: Fire at Evans Meadows apartments

Emergency responders have accounted for most residents and continue to attempt to contact those unaccounted for. Family members concerned about residents of the apartment complex should try contacting them via their alternate phone numbers. If they cannot be reached you may contact Elk River Police Department at (763) 635-1260.

The Elk River Fire Department was assisted by Big Lake, Zimmerman, Ramsey, Rogers, Dayton, Anoka and Monticello firefighters.

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