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(MINNEAPOLIS) —  An explosion and fire in a Minneapolis building that contains apartments and a grocery store has left at 13 people injured.

Officials are trying to determine whether everyone was able to get out of the building, which was quickly engulfed in flames.

The three-alarm fire began at 8:16 a.m., according to Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel. The chief said there was an explosion followed by fire.

Some people were injured from jumping out of windows, authorities told ABC News. The cause of the blaze isn’t known yet.

Fruetel said that 13 people have been hospitalized, and six with critical injuries.

He said the building contained 10 apartments on the second and third floor. He said that “not everybody has been accounted for in this building.”

Video from the scene showed flames shooting 20 feet from the building and victims of the fire outside in the freezing temperatures lying in the snow without coats or hats.

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