PRESS RELEASE - At 12:52 this morning, the Duluth Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1511 ESuperior St.
The first vehicle on scene reported a working fire, with heavy fire showing from a 1st floor window of a 3 story building.
The fire had extended to the 2nd floor via a pipe chase.
Fire crews attacked the fire on the 1st and 2nd floors.
The fire was knocked down quickly before it could extend to the 3rd floor.
Minnesota power crews responded and cut power to the building.
The Duluth Police Department provided street control, and Gold Cross provided a standby ambulance.
The building damage is estimated to be in excess of $150,000.
Due to the size of the building, 25 firefighters responded from the Downtown, Lakeside, Lincoln Park, U.M.D., and Woodland fire stations.
There were no injuries reported.
The building was not occupied at the time of the fire.
The fire is under investigation by the Duluth Fire Department Fire Marshall's Office.