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Man injured in garage fire outside Orr

The property owner was transported to a Duluth hospital after suffering burns and smoke inhalation.

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LEIDING TOWNSHIP — A 70-year-old man was injured in an engulfed garage fire early Monday.

Michael Brockman was transported to a Duluth hospital after first being treated for burns and smoke inhalation at Cook Hospital, a St. Louis County Sheriff's Office news release said.

Brockman, who called 911 after attempting to extinguish the fire himself, required "advanced medical treatment related to his injuries," the news release said, while adding his condition was unknown.

First responders and law enforcement were dispatched to the 4500 block of Autio Road, located northeast of Orr, at 5:30 a.m. Brockman is the property owner.

The single-stall detached garage was a complete loss. Also damaged or destroyed because of the fire were two vehicles and boat.

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The incident remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal and sheriff’s office.

Assisting units included Orr Ambulance and Fire Department, Cook Fire Department, Crane Lake Fire Department, Bois Forte Fire Department, Virginia ambulance and Lake Country Power.

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