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Apartment fire in Duluth displaces multiple resident

“Residents of a 12-unit, three-story apartment building in the Observation Hill neighborhood were displaced by a fire late Monday.

Duluth Fire Department crews responded to the call on the 600 block of West Second Street at 10:14 p.m. after a resident woke to a smoke detector on the floor below where she was sleeping, a fire department news release said Tuesday.

The resident called 911 and evacuated the building. The apartment is located just off Mesaba Avenue and within blocks of the Duluth Fire Department headquarters. Firefighters were on the scene within two minutes, and Duluth police assisted in evacuating the remaining 11 units of the building.

The reporting resident was transported by ambulance to a local hospital to be treated for possible smoke inhalation. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and two cats perished in the fire.”

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According to reports it is estimated that over $200,000 in damages was done to the building. One unit sustained heavy damage while several others have smoke damage. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. It is unknown if temporary housing will be provided to the residents.

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