2021-04-04 21:03:10 –
Officials in Duluth, Minnesota, said one person was killed in a fire on Sunday afternoon in an eight-unit apartment that had another deadly flame last summer.
According to a news release, at 12:58 pm, the Duluth Fire Department responded to a fire in the bedroom of an apartment on the ground floor. 631 E. The fire on Third Street was quickly overthrown and did not extend beyond the original unit.
When the crew searched the apartment, the person was found dead. The victim’s identity will be released after being notified to relatives.
Forum News Service reported in September that the landlord of an uninsured Brownstone apartment had a hard time making the necessary repairs after the August fire that killed 36-year-old Michael Simone. The city intervened and eventually expelled other residents temporarily.
In recent years, the city has been unable to make the necessary repairs after the fire and has begun to consider ordinances that require the landlord to insure. The council eventually refused to address the issue and sent it back to the city administration.
Tenants in other buildings were able to evacuate on Sunday. Due to the limited damage to the building, we were able to stay in the housing complex even after the fire.
The crew was also able to rescue the dog in the apartment where the fire broke out. The dog was not injured and was taken to a neighbor for the time being.
This is the death toll from the first Duluth fire in 2021. Duluth killed two people in 2020. One died at this address and the other died at 305 N. 22nd Ave. W.
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