Cloquet Firefighters Battle Business Fire Near Downtown

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CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet Area Fire Department is on scene of a massive fire involving businesses near the downtown.

The owner of Erbert & Gerbert’s, Alan Kurtz, told FOX 21 the fire broke out in the back of the Bergquist Imports building on the 1400 block of Highway 33.

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Smoke billowing around 4 p.m. before flames were seen.

The sandwich shop is located next door to Bergquist’s.

Kurtz said smoke began billowing from the back of Bergquist’s around 4 p.m.  His workers called 911.

Kurtz said the fire chief told him the goal was to keep the flames away from his store and the front of Bergquist’s.

However, Kurtz expects his restaurant to be closed for two weeks because of the heavy smoke damage inside.

There are no reports of injuries.

FOX 21 will have more information on the fire as details are released from the fire department.

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