Duluth House Fire Displaces 3, Causes $100K in Damages

Updated: 05/25/2014 10:40 PM
Created: 05/25/2014 10:22 PM

A Sunday house fire in Duluth displaced three people and caused $100,000 in damages, according to the Duluth Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to a house fire on the 3200 block of Celia Street in Duluth on Sunday just after 4 p.m. Upon arrival, crews found heavy fire on the back of the house. Firefighters said the fire had quickly spread from the back porch into the kitchen and the attic space.

According to the fire department, witnesses reported hearing an explosion and then noticing the fire. Officials said one resident was home at the time of the fire, and was able to escape with his dog.

Crews attacked the fire on the outside of the house and then moved into the kitchen and attic to extinguish it.

The Duluth Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the origin and cause of the blaze. There were no injuries, but three residents were displaced and damages are estimated at $100,000.

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