2 Hospitalized After Lincoln Park House Fire

Updated: 04/18/2014 10:48 PM
Created: 04/18/2014 3:45 PM

Two people were hospitalized after a fire on North 23rd Avenue West and Sixth Street in Duluth.

Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Bushey said they responded to several reports of a fire just after 1 p.m. on Friday. He said the first crew that arrived found heavy fire coming out of the front door and heavy smoke coming out of the rear of the building.

He said the first crew didn't see any people when they checked around the house, but when Bushey arrived he found a man hanging out a first-floor window, surrounded by smoke.

"We had crews rescue that male out of that rear window," he said. "The male informed us there was another person in the house. So we immediately focused our efforts trying to locate that second victim, who was eventually located and transported to the hospital."

Bushey said the first victim was also brought to the hospital by Duluth Police.

There is currently no word on the victims' condition. Bushey said it took about 25 minutes to get the fire under control. The assistant fire marshal was on scene to investigate the cause of the blaze.

Damage is estimated at $30,000. Twenty firefighters responded from Lincoln Park, Downtown Duluth and West Duluth stations.

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