Garage total loss in Lester Park neighborhood fire
4:45 PM UPDATE -- A garage in Duluth was destroyed in a fire on Monday.
According to the Duluth Fire Department, crews responded to a call at approximately 1:48 p.m. for a structure fire at 330 N 60th Avenue E in Duluth’s Lester Park neighborhood.
It was stated that the detached garage was burning about 10 feet from the house.
Before crews arrived, the fire spread to a nearby tree and was starting to blister the paint on the house.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a two-stall garage engulfed.
The fire was contained mostly in the garage but the fire was threatening to soon spread to the home.
Crews deployed a hose line and wet the house and adjacent property to prevent the spread of the fire.
Officials say the garage and its contents were a total loss, with damages estimated to be between $125,000 and $150,000.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
The Duluth Fire Marshals will investigate the cause of the fire.
The DFD also released the following statement:
“During the incident, five separate vehicles drove over one of the hydrant lines being used to fight the fire. The Duluth Fire Department cannot stress enough the importance of NOT driving over our hoses whether or not they are charged with water. This puts our equipment, people’s property and most importantly our staff in jeopardy. When crews are working on our emergency scenes please find an alternate route to avoid our staff and equipment.”
DULUTH, MN -- Crews are battling a fire in Duluth’s Lester Park neighborhood Monday afternoon.
According to our photographer on scene, as of 2:15 p.m., several trucks are responding to the scene near N. 60th Avenue East and Wyoming St.
Smoke can also be seen billowing over the Duluth skyline.
It’s unclear exactly what type of structure is on fire or if anyone is hurt.
We’ll update you when we learn more.
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