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Officials Investigate Fire Overnight at Duluth Duplex

January 11, 2017 05:54 AM

Twenty Duluth firefighters arrived to a duplex early Wednesday morning to find heavy smoke coming from the rear of the first floor. 

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The Duluth Fire Department got the call around 1 a.m. for the blaze on the 200 block of East 3rd Street, according to a press release Wednesday from Assistant Chief Clint Reff. 

A resident was home at the time of the fire, but escaped before crews arrived, Assistant Chief Reff said, adding that there were no injuries in the incident. 

Firefighters were reportedly able to knock the blaze down quickly, and remained on the scene for about an hour. 

Initial damage is estimated at $25,000. Assistant Chief Reff said residents were not able to return home.

As of Wednesday morning, investigators were still trying to determine the cause of the fire. 


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