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Fire Burns Home in Duluth's Lakeside

Posted at: 11/23/2012 9:06 AM
Updated at: 11/23/2012 10:47 PM
By: Scott Doane

The Duluth Fire Department responded to a call of a fire shortly after 6 a.m. Friday morning in the basement of a Lakeside neighborhood home on the 3700 block of East 4th Street. The home is now uninhabitable.

The fire department said the cause of the blaze remains under investigation. But a contributing factor may have been a tree that fell on a power line near the home.

Crews entered the structure and put out the fire quickly, authorities said. Everyone in the home was evacuated and the area Red Cross is assisting them.

Damage is estimated around $25,000. No injuries were reported.