UPDATE: Structure fire on East 1st Street in Duluth a ‘total loss’

Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 3:09 AM CST
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4:00 P.M. Update: After nearly six hours, Duluth fire crews have completely extinguished the fire that started around 2 a.m. Friday morning.

Officials first reported the fire on the second floor of the East 1st Street building.

Due to the heavy flames, the building has been determined to be a total loss.

No injuries were reported.

The fire is still under investigation.

8:30 A.M Update: The City says the fire is now out. Crews will remain on the scene to monitor any hotspots.

7:00 A.M. Update: The city says the fire is still burning nearly four hours after the initial call.

City officials are alerting of the following road closures:

- The 100 Block of East 1st Street

- Michigan Street between 2nd Avenue West and 1st Avenue West

- Second Avenue East between 2nd Street and Superior Street

This is a developing story as the firefight continues. We will continue to provide updates as we receive them.

DULUTH, MN. (KBJR 6) - Fire crews are on the scene of a structure fire on East 1st Street by the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial.

According to the city, fire crews are responding to a structure fire at the old Pawn Duluth Building at 126 East 1st Street.

First Street is blocked between North 2nd Avenue East and North 1st Avenue East.

Officials remind drivers to not drive over active hose lines during a fire.

It causes holes in lines, disrupts the water stream, and is against the law.

A spokesperson for the City of Duluth said it happened Thursday and again Friday morning as crews attempt to put out the fire.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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