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Fire damages Superior Inn

Superior firefighters battled a noon blaze at the Superior Inn on Monday. No injuries were reported, though the fire did an estimated $50,000 worth of damage to the hotel. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Superior firefighters battled a noon blaze at the Superior Inn on Monday. No injuries were reported, though the fire did an estimated $50,000 worth of damage to the hotel. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Nine firefighters and Battalion Chief Steve Edwards of the Superior Fire Department responded to the blaze at 525 Hammond Ave. The engine and crew from Fire Station 2, two blocks from the hotel, arrived on the scene first. They entered through a back entrance with a hose to attack the second-floor fire. Smoke rolled out of two windows in the northwest corner of the building and a mattress, burned down to wires, was thrown from a window.

Crews from the other Superior fire halls first searched the building to make sure everyone was evacuated, Edwards said, then joined the fight. They kept the fire contained to one guest room, though smoke and water damaged about 10 rooms.

Battalion Chief Steve Edwards said he cleared the scene at 2 p.m.

Kay Biga, chief operating officer for the Superior Inn, said it appeared the blaze began on a mattress and that no one was in the room when the fire started. She said the hotel's occupants were allowed back into their rooms soon after the fire was extinguished and guests staying close to the fire area would be relocated to the other end of the building.

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Biga said one of the housekeepers noticed smoke coming from a guest room and alerted staff right away. The fire occurred after check-out and before check-in, when few people were in the hotel, she said.

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Maria Lockwood covers news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for the Superior Telegram.
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