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Lincoln Park home damaged by fire

A resident of Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood suffered minor injuries from a fall while escaping a house fire early Wednesday. According to the Duluth Fire Department. Duluth police responded to a 911 call at 1 a.m., with the resident of the h...

A resident of Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood suffered minor injuries from a fall while escaping a house fire early Wednesday.

According to the Duluth Fire Department. Duluth police responded to a 911 call at 1 a.m., with the resident of the home at 2714 W. Third St. reporting what sounded like a burglary in process. Upon their arrival, police officers were met by the lone resident of the home, who had exited through the front door.

Officers found the house filled with smoke and called the Duluth Fire Department. Officials said the noise that originally alarmed the resident probably was caused by fire in the home's basement, not a burglar.

Fire crews arrived to find fire in the basement traveling up the stairway to the home's kitchen. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, but crews spent 90 minutes completing ventilation, overhaul, and salvage.

The resident was transported to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries suffered in a fall while exiting the building. Damage to the structure is estimated at $10,000, with damage to the home's contents is estimated at $5,000.

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The Duluth fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of fire.

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