Cat rescued in house fire in Lakeside

On Thursday, Duluth Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on the 4600 block of Dodge Street in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth. When they arrived at approximately 2:15 p.m., crews saw smoke coming from the rear of the single-family home.

Authorities were notified that a cat remained inside the house. According to a press release, crews from 4 Quint and Rescue 1 searched the home and found the family cat. The cat was not injured.

Fire fighters were able to quickly able to locate the fire in the basement, which is also the ground level of the home.

“This was an extremely quick response because the 6 Engine apparatus was returning from another call and saw the call pop
up on their screen,” Assistant Chief Dennis Edwards said in the release. “Thanks to a short response time and quick action, the damage in
the home was minimal. This situation could have been a lot worse if we had gotten here any later than we did.”

No one was injured in the fire, and the damage is estimated at $15,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Duluth Fire Marshal’s Office.