Last night's thunderstorms are being blamed for two fires in Eagan. The fires, at two apartment complexes a few blocks apart, happened after 1 a.m. Saturday morning. No injuries were reported.
One of the fires damaged three units at a condo community for senior citizens.
In a statement, the Eagan fire department said three firefighters were treated for exhaustion at the site of the first fire.
Red Cross officials say the aid agency responded to the Shannon Glen building to help displaced residents. David Schoeneck from the Twin Cities Area Chapter of the Red Cross says one apartment was damaged by fire, and two others from smoke.
"They were not able to occupy those units last night, and so the Red Cross is routinely called out. We go to about 300 fires every year in the Twin Cities, and we assisted the folks at the fire in making arrangements and contacting people and just helping them after the fire," said Schoeneck.
Eagan fire officials called the fires "significant." Crews were on scene until 5 a.m.
The department says the Eagan Fire marshal is investigating, but both fires were likely caused by storm activity.
Forecasters are calling for more thunderstorms today. A heat advisory is also in effect for the metro area through the evening and thunderstorm warnings are in effect for parts of Minnesota.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)