Owner, Dog Rescued from Duluth Townhouse Fire
A woman and her dog are lucky to be alive after being rescued from a fire at a Duluth townhouse on Saturday morning.
The Duluth Fire Department responded to the fire just before 8 a.m. on Saturday. Upon arrival, crews learned there was a person still inside of the home.
Fire crews entered the home and located the person in the rear of the house. The patient was taken to a local hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.
Authorities also found a dog and a cat during a secondary search of the home. The dog was given oxygen and transported to a local vet. The cat escaped the home.
The fire caused around $7,000 in damages to the home.
The Fire Department says the cause of the fire was determined to be improper disposal of cigarette butts.