Pet Dies in Tuesday Night Fire

DULUTH, Minn. – A structure fire in Duluth has resulted in the death of a dog.

At 8:39 Tuesday night, the Duluth Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 5113 Ramsey Street.

An adult female and child escaped the home after calling 911 as they exited.

There was a report of multiple dogs and one cat in the home.

The first rig on the scene encountered a heavy volume of flame and high heat.

The homeowners got one dog out of the house as Duluth Firefighters got one dog and one cat out of the home.

Life-saving measures were applied to both of those animals and both were revived back to life.

One dog died in the fire.

The fire caused extensive fire, heat and smoke damage mostly in the basement, but the products of combustion caused extensive damage throughout the home.

The initial damage estimate is $70,000 dollars to the structure and $20,000 dollars in contents damage.

There were no firefighter injuries and the occupants were able to escape, their condition and whereabouts were unclear as they left the scene.

The Duluth Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Fire crews from Headquarters Station, Spirit Valley Station, and Lincoln Park Station fought this fire for just over two hours, Gold Cross Ambulance service was on standby on the fire scene as well.

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