Officials believe the fire in a Burnsville apartment that moved 50 units was deliberately lit

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BURNSVILLE, Minnesota — One person was taken to a hospital on Saturday after a fire at an apartment complex in Burnsville.

The Burnsville Fire Department says the crew responded to the Parkvue Flats on the 1500 block of Burnsville Parkway shortly before 9 a.m.

Residents of the 100-unit building were evacuated and cared for on site. The five-storey building has no sprinkler system, officials say. About 50 units were displaced by the fire.

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A person with minor injuries has been taken to a hospital. Another person and a firefighter were examined at the scene but did not require further assistance.

An initial investigation points to a fire that was deliberately started, city officials say. Police have arrested a man who is currently in custody. The investigation will continue.

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