abc
QUICK LINKS:

Two-Alarm Fire Damages 6 Duluth Buildings, Destroys Garage and Car

Updated: 06/19/2014 4:50 PM
Created: 06/18/2014 10:54 PM WDIO.com
By: Zach Hammer
zhammer@wdio.com

The Duluth Fire Department says a wind-fueled two-alarm fire ripped through a garage and damaged five other nearby structures on Grand Avenue Wednesday evening. 

Firefighters received the call at 7:00 p.m., and when they arrived on the scene found heavy smoke and flames pouring out of the building.

Assistant Chief Chris Martinson says that the garage, located in the alley behind the home located at 3712 Grand Avenue, was a total loss along with the vehicle parked inside. Flames damaged the siding of three other garages and two homes along the alley.  

Multiple power lines were also knocked down, and Minnesota Power crews were called in to restore electricity to the area.

Damage is estimated at $50,000.

Martinson says that because of a strong east wind, the blaze was tough to battle for the 27 firefighters on the scene. He commended the firefighters for an exemplary job keeping the fire out of the nearby homes.

No one was injured.

Front Page

  • One Killed, One Injured in Early Morning Ashland Co. Fire

    Fire officials say one person was killed and one was injured in a house fire in Odanah, Wisconsin, early Wednesday morning. Ashland Fire Department officials say the home was believed to be a total loss.

  • Downtown Duluth Power Restored after Brief Outage

    Power has been restored to at least parts of Duluth after outages affected downtown and Lincoln Park late this morning, leaving some major downtown office buildings in the dark and briefly interrupting programming on six local radio stations.

  • FILE - U.S. Steel has announced plans to partially idle Minntac in Mountain Iron effective June 1. US Steel to Partially Idle Minntac, Potentially Affecting 700

    Three weeks after announcing plans to temporarily idle Keewatin Taconite, U.S. Steel has announced plans to temporarily idle a portion of the Minntac plant in Mountain Iron.  The company did not announce exactly how many employees will be affected, but union officials told Eyewitness News they expected about 700 workers to be impacted.

  • As Steelworkers Brace for Hundreds of Layoffs, Politicians Call for Change

    The past month has been tough for miners on the Iron Range. They got more bad news on Tuesday that U.S. Steel announced plans to temporarily idle a portion of the Minntac Plant in Mountain Iron. 

  • A federal judge has dismissed the City of Duluth's attempt to restore an agreement that had given the city millions of dollars in revenue from the Fond-du-Luth Casino annually. Duluth Loses Bid to Restore Casino Agreement

    A federal court has dismissed the City of Duluth's attempt to reinstate an agreement that had provided the city with millions of dollars annually from the Fond-du-Luth Casino.  In an opinion Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly upheld a notice of violation issued in 2011, saying the National Indian Gaming Commission was within its rights to issue the violation.

 

Fire Weather Watch

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Carlton, South St. Louis; Central St. Louis; Crow Wing; North Cass; North Itasca; North St. Louis; Northern Aitkin; Northern Cook, Northern Lake; Pine; South Aitkin; South Cass; South Itasca; Southern Cook, North Shore; Southern Lake, North Shore
Expires: 4/2/2015 7:00 PM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement