Propane fires at Vision Northland temporarily close downtown Duluth streets

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Fire crews were working to put out three propane tank fires near Vision Northland Sunday afternoon.

They are asking the public to stay away from the building. Traffic was closed on East 1st Street between North 3rd and North 4th Street. Traffic was also closed on East 2nd Street between North 3rd Avenue East and North 4th Avenue East.

According to Kate Van Daele, Duluth Fire’s Public Information Officer, crews were alerted of the fire around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday.

Firefighters are continuing to put water on the three propane tanks as fire will come from them until propane is all out.

Crews are going through the Vision Northland building evaluating any additional spread or concerns. Initial reports suggest there is some damage to the outside of Vision Northland building but official estimates have not been given.

By 6:00 p.m, crews were able to put the third tank out. As of 7:30 p.m. crews were still on the scene, continuing to monitor the area until propane can be transferred and secured to another vessel.

Officials ask people to stay away from the area and detour around the site.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.