Three residents displaced after early morning Lincoln Park fire

Three residents have been displaced after a duplex fire Thursday morning.
Published: May. 18, 2023 at 5:28 AM CDT
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11:00 A.M. UPDATE: Three residents have been displaced after a duplex fire Thursday morning.

Duluth Fire crews responded to the fire at 2402 W 4th St in Duluth just after 4 a.m.

The Duluth Police Department was the first to arrive at the scene to see visible flames coming from the second story of the up/down duplex.

According to a news release, the DFD arrived on scene within minutes.

Crews used 1 Tower and 1 Engine to attack the fire and ventilate the building, knocking down the flames.

Another engine arrived on scene shortly after because it was at a fire alarm call in Lincoln Park.

All residents were able to evacuate the building safely as well as one cat.

However, three residents are now displaced by the fire and will be assisted by the American Red Cross.

No injuries were reported by residents or firefighters.

The fire is stated to have caused an estimated $25,000 in damages.

The fire is now under investigation by the Duluth Fire Department’s Fire Marshal’s office.

DULUTH, MN. (Northern News Now) - The Duluth Fire Department responded to an early morning fire Thursday at 2402 W 4th St in Duluth.

There were at least three fire crews on scene near 24th Ave W and W 4th St.

According to two people living inside the home, the fire began on the building’s upper floor.

The two witnesses called 911 sometime around 3:30 a.m.

They said their neighbor who lives on the upper level was playing loud music at the time of the incident.

The witnesses said they woke up to the smell of smoke and the sound of glass shattering.

They told our reporter on scene the landlord of the building told them to get out of the building.

According to a neighbor next door, they also heard the sounds of glass shattering as well as loud music coming from the upper level.

They said they also called 911 after seeing what they said looked like a “fireball.”

We are still waiting to hear from the Duluth Fire Department on who or what may have caused the fire.

This is a developing story, check back for details.

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