Updated at noon Nov. 18
In regards to the fire that occurred at 6328 Barrie Road the evening of Nov. 16, the Edina Fire Department has been able to determine the area of origin was a kitchen in a second floor unit. The cause is still under investigation. Fire code officials have been working with contractors to ensure the building is safe for reentry. Out of the 39 units in the building, 30 units were available for their tenants to return at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18. Nine units were completely destroyed by the fire and those tenants will not be able to return. The American Red Cross has been assisting the residents who will be displaced long-term. Edina Fire wants to thank the Residence Inn by Marriott for housing tenants who did not have a place to go the night of the fire.
Press release from Nov. 16:
Edina, Minn., Nov. 16, 2022 – The Edina Fire Department worked with partner agencies to extinguish a three-alarm fire that displaced all residents of a local multi-family building.
Edina Fire was called to 6328 Barrie Road at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, after receiving multiple reports of a fire on the second floor of the multi-family building. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a fire on the second and third floors of the building. The fire was brought under control around midnight with efforts continuing in overhaul and property loss reduction.
Residents were evacuated. 39 residential units were displaced and multiple residents were evaluated by on-scene EMS for smoke inhalation. No firefighter injuries were reported. Fire departments from Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield and St. Louis Park, Minnetonka and Hennepin EMS assisted on scene.
The fire appears to have started in the kitchen area of a second-floor apartment, though the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.