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Two injured in Superior apartment fire

Two people were injured in a fire in a Superior apartment on Tuesday afternoon. The Superior Fire Department reported that emergency crews responded to the building at 2415 E. Fifth St. at about 4:15 p.m. on reports of black smoke around the door...

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Two people were injured in a fire in a Superior apartment on Tuesday afternoon.

The Superior Fire Department reported that emergency crews responded to the building at 2415 E. Fifth St. at about 4:15 p.m. on reports of black smoke around the doorway to a fifth-floor apartment.

Firefighters confirmed that there was a fire in the apartment, and rescued two occupants who were treated at the scene and then transported to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.

Battalion Chief Scott Gordon said they were being treated for both burns and smoke inhalation; their conditions were not available on Tuesday night.

Several other tenants of the building were treated at the scene for "minor fire-related reasons," the fire department reported. No firefighters were injured.

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Fire crews remained at the scene for about 2ยฝ hours to ensure other apartments were safe to re-enter.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, but it is believed to be cooking-related, the fire department reported. Damage was estimated at $11,000.

The Superior Police Department and Gold Cross Ambulance also responded to the fire.

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