Ten people, one dog displaced after Friday night apartment fire
DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - Ten people and one dog are without a home after a Friday night apartment fire.
The Duluth Fire Department responded to the 600 block of East 4th St. just before 9:30 P.M.
According to a press release, smoke was reported coming from the second story of the multi-unit apartment building.
Crews began attacking the fire from the exterior of the building and discovered the source of the fire was located in the basement.
Crews were able to knock down the main body of the fire, and holes were made in the roof to aid with ventilation.
The apartment building had three tenants at the time of the fire, all of which were evacuated.
Six adults, four children and one dog were displaced and are receiving Red Cross assistance.
Damage to the building is estimated to be $65,000. No one was injured.
The fire is under investigation by the Duluth Fire Marshal’s Office.
The Duluth Fire department would also like to remind the public not to drive over fire hoses while being used to fight fires.
“It is dangerous to run over a fire hose at any time but extremely dangerous during fires,” Assistant Chief Cint Reff said. “Firefighters are on the other end of that hose which is their lifeline. Running over a hose could not only break the hose line, but it could also be detrimental for those who are working to put out the fire. If you are in the area while a fire is being fought, please do not run over hose lines. We ask that you instead find a detour and not put additional lives at risk.”
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