A home in the Village of Superior suffered significant damage after a fire Thursday afternoon.
The Superior Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at 6831 Ogden Ave. at 1:23 p.m. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from windows on the east and south sides of the home, a news release said. The fire was knocked down quickly but crews remained on scene for about three hours overhauling the fire and looking for hot spots, a news release said.
Someone was home at the time of the fire. According to authorities, the occupant said he had just gone into a bedroom to take a nap when he smelled smoke just before falling asleep. The occupant got out of bed, located the fire, then attempted to extinguish it prior to running outside and flagging down a passing car to call 911, authorities said.
The occupant suffered minor injuries while attempting to extinguish the fire and was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior.
There were no working smoke or carbon monoxide detectors in the home, a news release said. The cause of the fire is under investigation and damages are estimated at approximately $25,000. Assisting agencies were Mayo Ambulance, Douglas County Sheriff, Superior Police Department and Superior Water, Light and Power.
The Superior Fire Department would like to remind people that the American Red Cross will install a limited number of free smoke alarms for those who cannot afford to purchase a smoke alarm or who are physically unable to install them. For more information on the program visit getasmokealarm.org.