Family safe after fire in Gary New Duluth damages home

Sunday fire crews responded to a structure fire in Gary New Duluth at 12:35am.

Duluth fire crews report seeing the fire coming from the back deck that climbed two stories. This was a fast moving fire due to the open doors with in the building and the nature of the building’s construction.

There were two adults and two children staying at the single family home. The fire was discovered by one of the children who then alerted the rest of the family.

The family was able to get out safely along with their three dogs.

The home however is estimated to cost $150,000 in structure damages and $100,000 in loss of its contents.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated by the Duluth Fire Marshal’s Office, but it was likely started due to a charcoal barbeque grill.