UPDATE: Central Hillside fire contained, expected to burn much of the night

Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 6:04 PM CDT
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8:45 P.M. UPDATE: The fire continues to burn in Duluth’s Central Hillside neighborhood.

Chief Krizaj tells us it’s contained to the medical supply building, but there is significant water and smoke damage to neighboring businesses.

There are no injuries.

Strong east winds have fueled the fire and made it difficult for crews to fight.

Crews from the 148th and Superior have helped battle the flames.

Krizaj believes the fire will burn for much of the night.

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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - Duluth fire crews are battling a structure fire near E Fourth Street and Sixth Ave in Duluth.

The fire is in the medical supply building located at 522 E 4th Street.

The fire began some time around 5:40 p.m., according to fire officials.

According to authorities, four units of apartments above the business were evacuated.

No word yet on how the fire started or if anyone is or was in the building.

This is a developing story. We’ll have updates as they come in.