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Duluth Fire Battles Overnight Blaze

Smoke is seen coming from a Duluth home as crews fight the fire from within. Smoke is seen coming from a Duluth home as crews fight the fire from within. |  Photo: WDIO

Updated: November 07, 2019 07:31 AM

The Duluth Fire Department battled an overnight house fire in the central hillside neighborhood.

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The fire was reported just before 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning at a home on the corner of E 10th Street & 14th Avenue E. The Fire Department says the first arriving company reported heavy fire coming through the roof. Crews advanced handlines to the second floor and began fire attack. Primary searches confirmed there were no occupants inside the house. The main body of fire was knocked down and crews began the overhaul process. They encountered small pockets of fire throughout the second floor level.

A WDIO photographer on scene spoke with neighbors who reported hearing two loud booms prior to the fire.

DFD says initial damages are estimated to be $75,000 for structure and contents. The family was unable to remain at the residence due to smoke and water damage. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

The Duluth Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire. Initial findings reveal the fire to have been an electrical problem.

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