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Fire damages home in Hibbing

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A kitchen fire damaged a home in Hibbing on Wednesday afternoon.

Hibbing firefighters were called to the one-story home at 3415 Leighton Rd at 12:15 p.m., after neighbors reported they saw smoke coming from the house. Firefighters arrived at the scene and discovered a fire in the kitchen.

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"The kitchen is badly damaged and the rest of the house suffered smoke damage," said Andy Anderson, acting battalion chief at Hibbing Fire Department. "The house is not livable."

Firefighters tried but were unable to rescue a dog from the fire.

The Keewatin and Nashwauk fire departments assisted at the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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