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Fire Damages West Duluth House

Updated: 05/18/2014 7:31 AM
Created: 05/18/2014 7:30 AM WDIO.com

The Duluth Fire Department estimates fire caused more than $45,000 in damage to a West Duluth house late Saturday afternoon.

The fire on South 64th Avenue West was reported just after 5:30 p.m.  Heavy smoke was coming from the rear of the house when firefighter arrived.

Firefighters removed a dog safely from the house.  The homeowner was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation.

The fire marshal's office determined the cause of the fire to be an appliance malfunction.

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