2 airlifted to hospital after Makinen Township house fire

Published: May. 29, 2023 at 6:34 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MN-- Two of the four people who suffered burns during an early morning house fire on the Iron Range had to be airlifted to the hospital.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, flames could be seen coming from the exterior of the house in Makinen Township around 4 a.m.

The sheriff’s office says two adults suffered severe burns, with one being airlifted to a Duluth area hospital and the other being airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center burn unit.

Two others were transported by private vehicles to local hospitals for treatment.

Authorities have not identified the people who were hurt.

The structure was destroyed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshals Office.

This is a developing story check back for updates.

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