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Firefighters Battle Second Fire at Cooper Elementary School

School leaders had an evacuation plan ready in case the fire escalated.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – A fire Sunday night caused an estimated $1 million in damage at the new Cooper Elementary School in Superior, a building that’s still under construction. The fire crews were out Monday, April 9, continuing their investigation when a second fire broke out. The old Cooper Elementary School is still being used right next door to where the fire…

Accidental Cooking Fire Sends One to Local Hospital

The fire happened at the Tri-Towers Apartments

DULUTH, Minn. – An accidental cooking fire that broke out at a Duluth high rise apartment last night has sent one to an area hospital for an evaluation. Fire crews responded to the Tri-Towers Apartments around 7:00 p.m. where smoke was billowing out of the sixth floor of the building. Fire damage is estimated to be around $20,000. Categories: News,…

Duluth Fire Station is Home to Nearly 100 Years of History

Northland Uncovered: Fire Station 10

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is home to eight fire stations. Some of those are nearly 100 years old. That includes Station 10 in Gary New Duluth. It was built in 1927 and was first occupied in 1928. Originally, the building housed both the fire department and police department, along with a library and community center. “We had…

Names of Victims Released in Ironwood Fire

Three People Killed in Ironwood Fire

Courtesy of WIMIIRONWOOD, Mich.-According to media reports, authorities in Ironwood are now saying a third body has been pulled from the scene of fire at a business/apartment building early Wednesday morning. The bodies have now been identified as Mark Verrete, 57; Patrick Somerville, 51; and Levi Watkins, 27. The incident is currently being investigated by multiple authorities, and they have said…

Garage and Vehicle Heavily Damaged in Superior Fire

Incident Happened at 1313 Cypress Avenue

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A garage fire in Superior at about 1 p.m. today at 1313 Cypress Ave., left no one injured. Upon arrival fire crews found a two-stall detached garage with heavy smoke and fire visible from the structure. Superior Fire Department crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly, but the structure and contents, which included one vehicle, were heavily damaged. The…

Two People Dead After Ironwood Fire

Fire Being Investigated as Suspicious

Courtesy of WIMIIRONWOOD, Mich. -Two people are now dead, while one is still unaccounted for, after a fire in the early morning hours Wednesday at a business and apartment complex in Ironwood, Mich. Three people were also injured in the incident, according to this report. That information was told today to Fox 21 by the Ironwood Public Safety Department. Authorities are…

Fatal Ironwood Fire Considered Suspicious

Massive Plumes Of Smoke Closes Area Schools

UPDATE: IRONWOOD, Mich. – A fire that took the life of one person in Ironwood, Michigan is now being called suspicious, according to officials. The fire destroyed a building that consisted of one business and multiple apartments. The fire started at about 2 a.m.. Wednesday. Three people were rescued from the 2nd and 3rd floor windows by first responders. Crews…

House Fire Sends Resident to Hospital

Home is Considered a Total Loss

MEADOWLANDS, Minn. – Friday morning, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a house fire. The call came in at 5:05 a.m., and the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 10200 block of Dart Rd. in Meadowlands, MN. The male homeowner, who was home alone, awoke to a fire in the kitchen area. The…

Three Dogs Die in Duluth Fire

DULUTH, Minn. – Just before midnight on Feb. 6 the Duluth Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1509 99th Avenue West. The first arriving fire rig established that most of the interior of the main floor was heavily involved in fire. All occupants were safe and evacuated from the home when crews arrived on scene. There were six…

Car Goes Up In Flames At Gas Station

The Duluth Fire Department responded to the call.

DULUTH, Minn. – Some scary moments at a Duluth gas station when a car caught on fire. An eyewitness captured this video of the car fire at the Holiday Station on South 27th Avenue West and Helm Street. She noticed the car smoking when she pulled in to get some gas. A manager then ran outside with a fire extinguisher…

UPDATE: Victims Identified in Fatal Hibbing Fire, Another Life Claimed from Injuries

The Fire Broke Out Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Shortly After 1:00 a.m.

UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victims as 63-year-old Patricia Lynn Gillitzer, 67-year-old Steven Jon Gillitzer, and their grandson 9-year-old Todd Gillizter Jr., their 3-year-old grandson Isaiah was being treated for injuries at HCMC has reportedly died from his injuries. According to a press release from the Hibbing Fire Department, Steven Gillitzer was a retired Hibbing Fire Captain and served on…

Morning Update 12-26-17

Local News and Weather Headlines for Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Categories: Community, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, cold, fire, Headlines, hibbing, Joey Norton, Morning, News, temperatures, Update, weather

Fire Breaks Out at Rainy Lake Oil Company Facility

No Injuries Were Reported from the Fire

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. – A fire broke out Monday evening shortly after 7:00 at the Rainy Lake Oil Company operations and office in International Falls. The fire is contained and there is no threat to other nearby structures. No injuries were reported from the fire. Fire officials from the International Falls Rural Fire Units and International Falls City Fire Trucks…

Brookston Home Destroyed By Fire

One Person Escaped Without Injuries

A family home has been destroyed in Brookston after a fire broke out there Sunday afternoon. St. Louis County deputies and local fire departments responded a report of a fire at 4792 Stevens road in Brookston. When they arrived the house was engulfed in flames, its now been deemed a total loss. One person was at home during the fire,…

Fire in Normanna Township Destroys Garage

Officials Believe the Fire is Accidental at This Time

NORMANNA TOWNSHIP, Minn. – St. Louis Deputies and fire crews responded to 6407 Mcquade Road in Normanna Township shortly after 12:00 a.m. Tuesday. When crews arrived they began extinguishing a fully engulfed garage fire. Officials say an unattended wood stove could have been the cause of the fire. The garage was a total loss with some damage to the residence…

Fire Engulfs Garage in Rice Lake Township

RICE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Tuesday morning fire filled a garage in Rice Lake Township. Crews got the call to 4055 Fairview Rd. just at 6:27 a.m. Upon arrival, responders found a large pole barn-style garage fully engulfed in flames. An adult female and two adult males were safely evacuated from the adjacent residence with no injuries. Fire department personnel…

66-Year-Old Man Dies After Being Ejected from Boat

The 66-Year-Old Male was Pronounced Dead at the Scene on Lake Kabetogama

KABETOGAMA, Minn. – A 66-year-old male is dead following a water emergency on Lake Kabetogama Wednesday evening. Shortly before 5:00 p.m., the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Park Point Resort at 10498 Waltz Road in Kabetogama, Minnesota. Officials received a call that a male, 66-year-old Wlodzimierz Dziechciowski of Chicago, Illinois, had fallen out of a boat and…

Blaze at Floodwood Business Monday

FLOODWOOD, Minn. – Flames filling a local business in the Northland Monday evening. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department got a call of a structure fire at 12402 Hwy 2, West of Floodwood at 5:12 p.m. The fire was at MAT Incorporated, a business that produces erosion control products for hydraulic seeding. A fire had started in some of the…

Superior Firefighters Undergo Stress Tests for Heart Health

St. Luke's is Partnering with Superior Fire Department, After a Federal Grant Allows for Free Stress Tests

DULUTH, Minn. – A federal grant recently received by the Superior Fire Department is going toward improving the quality of health for firefighters. Tuesday morning, firefighter Cameron Vollbrecht responded to his stress test appointment at the St. Luke’s Regional Vascular Center. Experts are using the tests to take a closer look at lung capacity and heart rate under intense situations….

House Fire Spreads Next Door in Lincoln Park

Duluth Fire Causes Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Damage

DULUTH, Minn. – A house in Duluth went up in flames Monday night and the fire spread next door. The Duluth Fire Department got a call at 10 p.m. for a structure fire at 2008 W. 3rd St. While en route, firefighters were notified of possibly trapped occupants. Upon arrival we found heavy fire coming from the rear of the house…

Wildfire Week Sparks Awareness from Minnesota DNR

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is Looking to Bring Awareness of Wildfire Danger April 16-22

DULUTH, Minn. (DNR) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is raising wildfire awareness throughout the week of April 16-22. The DNR is asking Minnesotans to be thoughtful when it comes to using fire, and how they are using it. Many wildfires occur during the spring due to dry vegetation. Experts say this material can quickly catch fire between the…

Wildfire Breaks Out in Duluth

The blaze broke out just before 11 a.m. near Hartley Nature Center

DULUTH, Minn. –  A wildfire fire broke out early this morning just before 11 a.m. near the Hartley Nature Center and Glen Avon Overlook near the rock face. All fire units were called to a report of four to five separate areas burning with smoke filling the air. A Woodland resident who was out on her daily walk noticed the…

Electrical Failure Suspected Cause of Fire in Upper Peninsula

IRONWOOD, Mich. – At approximately 2:15 a.m. Wednesday Ironwood Public Safety Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 235 Brogan St. in the City of Ironwood, MI. Upon arrival, crews were met with heavy smoke coming from the attic of the structure. The fire was located in the attic area of the home and was quickly extinguished. The…

Garage Fire Breaks Out in Superior

No Injuries Were Reported, the Cause of the Fire Remains Under Investigation

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – A garage fire in Superior kept firefighters busy shortly after 10 Monday night. Crews responded to the structure fire at 5410 Hammond Avenue. When fire officials arrived all occupants were out of the structure. Smoke was coming from the attic area above the garage, and fire could be seen on the exterior of the garage wall. There…

Chisholm Moves Forward with Public Service Facility Plans

Two Developers will Present Plans to the Chisholm City Council on Wednesday, March 29

CHISHOLM, Minn. – A new Public Service Building could be coming to the City of Chisholm within the next year. Two developers, Krause-Anderson and SEH, have both submitted proposals for the City’s new building, and will be interviewed by the Chisholm City Council on Wednesday, March 29. Since 1907, the City has used the same building to house their police and…

Structure Fire in Superior Causes $70,000 in Damages

Crews Battled a Blaze that Broke out at 5917 Cumming Avenue, Superior

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Superior fire officials responded to a structure fire shortly after 10:30 Sunday evening. The blaze broke out at a two-story duplex located at 5917 Cumming Avenue. When crews arrived they found flames coming from two second floor windows. They were able to extinguish the blaze, which crews believe started in the upstairs kitchen. Authorities say all residents…

Officials Identify Lakeside Fire Victim

No Working Fire Alarms Were Found Inside the Home at 4516 Cooke Street in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth fire officials announced Wednesday morning the name and preliminary cause of death for the man who died in a house fire on Cooke Street in Duluth Tuesday. Ray Allen Nordin, 64, died in his home located at 4516 Cooke Street in the Lakeside neighborhood. Officials are ruling the fire accidental, but aren’t sure whether smoking materials…

Flames Destroy House and Garage in Cloquet

Crews Spent Multiple Hours Working to Save the Strucutres at 3912 Highway 33

CLOQUET, Minn.  – Fire officials responded to a blaze in Cloquet just after 8:00p.m. Thursday. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and multiple fire departments responded to 3912 Highway 33 for a report of a fully engulfed home on fire. Fire crews spent hours working to extinguish the flames, but the home and attached garage were completely destroyed. The cause…

Motley House Fire Results in Fatality

Cause of Fire Still Unknown

MOTLEY, Minn. – A 20-year-old Motley man is dead following a fire in a home. On Friday, January 13, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a house fire on the 12000 block of State 64 around 6:42 a.m. First responders arrived and found a trailer house fully engulfed in fire. Efforts to extinguish the fire were…

Families Displaced In Apartment Fire

More Than 50 Firefighters Worked To Put Out The Flames

1/3 Courtesy Virginia Fire Department Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Courtesy Virginia Fire Department Show Caption Hide Caption   VIRGINIA, Minn. – A large apartment fire in Virginia has left several people without homes Monday night. The Virginia Fire Department says more than 50 fire firefighters from eight fire departments were still working to extinguish…

Fire Destroys Home In Iron River

The Fire Started In An Outdoor Wood Boiler

IRON RIVER, Wisc. – With just one week before Christmas, an Iron River family is without a home. The Iron River Fire Department says a fire destroyed their home Saturday morning. Officials say the fire started in an outdoor wood boiler and quickly moved to the home nearby due to windy conditions. No one was hurt, the home is a…