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Fire crews respond to small fire at Edgewater Hotel

Fire crews respond to small fire at Edgewater Hotel Photo: WDIO

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: June 29, 2020 01:28 PM

An electric thermostat caused a small fire at the Edgewater Hotel Sunday evening.

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No injuries were reported. The Duluth Fire Department was called for the report of a fire alarm sounding on 2400 London Rd at around 9:26 p.m. Sunday.

While responding to the incident, a manager on site reported that there was smoke coming from one of the guest rooms in the building. The fire was found in a unoccupied guest room on the lowest level, on the east side of the complex.

Crews ensured the building was evacuated and quickly extinguished the fire.

They determined the fire appeared to be coming from an electric thermostat. Crews vented the building of heat and smoke, and guests were allowed back inside.

The fire damage was limited to the room where it started. Damages are estimated to be $20,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Seven Fire Companies from Duluth's UMD, Lakeside, Woodland and Downtown fire stations responded to this incident.

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Alejandra Palacios

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