Early morning fire damages Lincoln Park home
A fire in Lincoln Park early Wednesday morning caused significant damage to a home, forcing residents out of its four apartments.
Six rigs responded to the fire and a few were still on the scene four hours later to tamp down hot spots as an investigation into the cause of the fire continued.
When crews arrived, there was a fire coming from the first floor, the Fire Department reported. It soon moved to the second floor and into the attic. The initial damage estimate is $100,000. The fire was under control in two hours.
The Red Cross is helping the four residents displaced by the fire. It is providing food, clothing and storage containers to collect items from the apartments. The victims are also being lodged in hotels for three nights. It’s a typical response made possible by donations to the Red Cross, said Dan Williams, director of the chapters in Duluth and Bemidji.
All four residents escaped uninjured, and no firefighters were hurt.