Tenant Gets Burned Trying to Put Out Deck Fire

Posted at: 10/01/2013 5:49 PM

The tenant of a Duluth home received minor burns while trying to put out a fire on the rear deck of the residence.

The Duluth Fire Department responded to a report of a deck fire on the 500 block of East 11th Street around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. Upon arrival they found the him trying to put out the fire. Firefighters put out the fire quickly, but had to remove a portion of the deck.

Authorities said the fire started because hot ashes from a barbecue were not disposed of correctly the night before.

The damage to the deck is estimated at $2,500.