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Fire destroys Superior garage

It created a plume visible throughout the Twin Ports.

A two-car garage burned by fire
A fire on the 1900 block of Baxter Avenue in Superior Saturday destroyed a two-car garage.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune
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SUPERIOR — A garage fire in Superior created a smoke plume visible across the Twin Ports on Saturday afternoon.

By 3:30 p.m., all that remained of the garage on the 1900 block of Baxter Avenue was its charred frame. Its contents, including three vehicles, were also destroyed.

The remains of a burned vehicle
The remains of a vehicle that burned while inside a two-car garage on the 1900 block of Baxter Avenue in Superior after a fire Saturday.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

But no one was inside, said Robert Zimmerman, battalion chief of the Superior Fire Department.

"Immediately after leaving the station, we could see the plume in the area," Zimmerman said. "So it was really well involved when we got here."

A Superior Fire Department truck with firefighters and another truck in the background
Members of the Superior Fire Department responded to a garage fire on the 1900 block of Baxter Avenue in Superior Saturday.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

After confirming there were no occupants, crews extinguished the fire from the outside because the fire was so "involved," Zimmerman said.

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A cause and origin have not been determined, Zimmerman said.

According to a release from the department, damages to the building and vehicles inside are estimated to be $70,000.

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