One Person Suffers Burns in Large House Fire in Ely

ELY, Minn. – Multiple fire crews were on the scene of a house fire in downtown Ely shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday.

The fire broke out in a home located on South Central Avenue, according to the Ely Fire Department.

Firefighters from Ely, Babbitt, and Morse-Fall Lake responded to the fire.

According to the Ely Fire Chief, two male occupants escaped, but one of them was injured in the fire and was taken to a local hospital for burns.

Two dogs were also inside the home, and escaped safely.

The house appears to be a total loss, according to the chief.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(video courtesy: Ely Echo)

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