Cedar Riverside Explosion and Fire Investigation Launched
January 2, 2014
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Fire Chief John Freutel, Council Member Abdi Warsame and other officials briefed the media on the latest developments in the explosion and fire that destroyed a grocery store and apartment building in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood on New Years' Day. One body has been recovered from the debris and one person is still missing in connection with the incident. One person receiving treatment has not yet been identified. "It's gonna take time," Freutel said. "You can see how unstable that building is."
Hodges said authorities are trying to handle the situation "... safely and delicately. I carry a message from the city of Minneapolis to the people so affected by this that the city stands with you."
KFAI's Janis Lane-Ewart was at the briefing. Listen to audio of the entire 25 minute press conference here:
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