Firefighters say one person was hospitalized but no one was killed in Sunday’s apartment fire in New Hope.

NEW HOPE, Minn. — An apartment fire damaged six units and affected three others in New Hope on Sunday morning.

According to Sarah Larson, fire chief for West Metro Fire Rescue, the entire building had to be evacuated after an appliance fire in an apartment quickly turned into an apartment fire. Once the fire started in one apartment, it quickly spread to five others, becoming a third-alarm fire, and impacted three other units before firefighters put it out.

The fire occurred around 7:30 a.m. Sunday on the 5600 block of Boone Avenue in New Hope and it took a lot of work from firefighters, Larson said.

“We had to check every unit and every floor and make sure everyone got out safely,” Larson told KARE 11.

Authorities said one person was hospitalized but no one was killed in the blaze. However, Larson said a number of residents would be displaced by the fire.

The Red Cross was on hand to help people find shelter for the night.

“People are heroes and they go out and do things that they have to do when it matters and that’s the amazing part of our society,” Larson said.

Officials said in a press release that early evidence indicates the fire was started accidentally and the cause is still under investigation.

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