Videos and blog post by John Hoff
Two males were seen running from the house and getting into a late model truck, according to a high ranking police source. Neighbors on the scene said squatters had periodically occupied the house. An equally vacant house in close proximity--believed to be 2027 Queen Ave. N.--was saved only by the quick and skillful work of Minneapolis firefighters.
Johnny Northside blog received word of the house fire through a Facebook posting by a Northside revitalizer and rushed to Queen Ave. N. with a video camera. The house was more flame than house by the time...
...I arrived, just in time to see the total collapse of the structure. Sparky debri flew up with a massive column of smoke and steam, then drifted down to earth in little fireballs. At least one piece was bigger than the hand of an adult, and landed half a block from the fire.