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Fire watch established following Blaze at Minneapolis homeless camp

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An overnight fire guard has been initiated at a Minneapolis homeless encampment , following two significant fires and several smaller ones at the site.

Minneapolis Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Tyner announced that an engine will be stationed on the bridge overlooking the encampment, allowing fire crews to watch for fires and use water cannons to quickly put out the flames if they become uncontrollable.

According to MPR, the fire watch has also set up a generator-powered “warming tent” across the street from the camp, which will allow residents to warm up and eat meals.

Tyner said the unit will be stationed there as long as the homeless encampment is still standing.

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