Como house damaged in fire

No injuries were reported and the cause is unknown.

by Kia Farhang

A fire damaged part of a home in Southeast Como Friday afternoon. No one was injured.

The fire started around 3 p.m. Friday near the intersection of 15th Avenue Southeast and East Hennepin Avenue. Minneapolis Deputy Fire Chief Harold Breffle said officials don’t yet know the cause of the fire, which started on the deck and eventually spread to the roof.

Charred furniture and flooring were piled in the front yard after firefighters left the house, which is located next to the Chin Dian Café.

University of Minnesota nutrition senior Stephanie Melby, who lives next door, said she smelled smoke from inside her house and called 911.

The residents of the house declined to comment.