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Duluth Fire Department responds to 2 fires overnight

Duluth firefighters responded to two fires overnight Monday. Duluth firefighters responded to two fires overnight Monday.  |  Photo: WDIO/MGN

Created: April 13, 2020 07:43 AM

The Duluth Fire Department said it responded to two early morning structure fires Monday.

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Around 1:15 a.m., Duluth firefighters responded to a duplex apartment fire at 313 N 59th Avenue west.  

The fire department said 8 Quint was the first unit on scene and reported flames coming from the rear of the structure and over the roof.

The Lincoln Park, Headquarters, and Gary stations joined to help extinguish the fire.

According to the release, firefigthers were able to rescue two cats from the structure, but one is still missing.

All five residents escaped and there were no injuries reported. 

The Duluth Fire Marshal investigated the fire and determined the cause to be improper disposal of smoking materials.

According to the fire department, while firefighters were on scene of the first fire, a separate fire was reported at 1528 East 3rd street around 2:25 a.m.  

The initial investigation determined there was a fire smoldering between an attached wooden porch and teh floor structure.  

All residents were able to evacuate safely.  This fire was also determined to be caused by improper disposal of smoking materials.  

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