West Duluth family displaced after fire

Damage to the home is estimated at $150,000.

File: Duluth Fire Engine
With driver and passenger wearing masks, Duluth Fire Department’s Engine 1 leaves headquarters. Steve Kuchera / 2020 file / Duluth News Tribune

DULUTH — A family has been displaced after a fire damaged their home Monday.

Around 6:30 p.m. a 911 call from a driver on Interstate 35 reported black and gray smoke from a structure near Super One Foods in West Duluth, according to a news release from the Duluth Fire Department.

Smoke and flames were showing from the second floor of the two-story single-family home on the 300 block of North 53rd Avenue West when firefighters arrived on the scene. One female resident was at home at the time of the fire; she was not injured.

Crews attacked the fire and were able to knock down the flames. Damage to the home is estimated at $150,000. Residents of the home have been temporarily displaced. The fire is under investigation by the Duluth Fire Marshal's Office.

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