Two airlifted to Hospital after house fire

On May 29th, 2023, at approximately 4 A.M., area fire departments, first responders, and medical units were dispatched to a call of a structure fire located in Unorganized Township 56R-16, which is in the area of Makinen Township, Southeast of Eveleth, MN. 

Information was that there were flames coming from the exterior of the residence and that all of the occupants were all out of the house and accounted for. 

Two adults suffered severe burns, with one being airlifted to a Duluth area hospital, and the other being airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center burn unit. Two other adults suffered less serious burns and were transported by private vehicles to local area hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

The structure was deemed a total loss. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshals Office.