Superior fire victim in critical condition
A Superior man remained hospitalized Wednesday after being burned in an apartment fire Tuesday afternoon, one of three fires in the city in the past two days.The Superior Fire Department reported that Ronald Stark and another person, Kellie Cook,...
A Superior man remained hospitalized Wednesday after being burned in an apartment fire Tuesday afternoon, one of three fires in the city in the past two days.
The Superior Fire Department reported that Ronald Stark and another person, Kellie Cook, were brought to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth after a fire in a fifth-floor apartment at 2415 E. Fifth St.
On Wednesday evening, Stark was listed in critical condition while Cook was no longer listed as a patient, Essentia Health reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but authorities said they believe it was related to cooking.
Meanwhile, no injuries were reported in a Wednesday morning house fire in Superior that caused $85,000 in damage.
Crews responded to a fire in a single-family house at 2326 John Ave. at 8:36 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the roof vents and eaves of a single-story addition at the back of the house.
Cold conditions and multiple remodels of the space hampered efforts to extinguish the fire, the fire department said. Crews remained on the scene until 1:14 p.m.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
And the fire department was battling a fire at a single-family home on the 1900 block of Ogden Avenue on Wednesday night. The fire was reported at 6:19 p.m. and crews remained on the scene at 9:30 p.m., expecting it would be several hours before the fire was extinguished, authorities said. No injuries were reported.