Woman, dog die following Minneapolis fire

11:12 AM, Jul 14, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - The Minneapolis fire department says a woman and dog have died following a late-night fire on the city's south side.

Crews responded to the fire at 4539 Minnehaha Ave. at about 10:15 p.m. on Friday.

When they arrived, they found smoke showing from a side-by-side bungalow-style home. 

Firefighters said they found a victim inside. They performed CPR on the woman, but it was unsuccessful. She was pronounced dead on scene.

A dog also died as a result of the fire, officials said. 

No firefighters or other civilians were injured. The woman's name hasn't been released. The fire remains under investigation.

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