Fire damages Ashland duplex; four people displacedFour people were displaced Friday night after a fire broke out in the attic of the duplex in Ashland where they live.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Four people were displaced Friday night after a fire broke out in the attic of the duplex in Ashland where they live.
No one was injured, but the fire at 412 Third St. E. caused about $25,000 worth of damage, Ashland Fire Department Capt. Tom Walters said.
The fire was reported at 7:11 p.m. and extinguished within an hour, Walters said in a news release. The Mason Fire Department provided mutual aid to Ashland firefighters.
The duplex sustained water damage and some structural damage, Walters said.
Ashland Fire Department Capt. Chris Bulovsky said two people lived in the upstairs unit and two in the downstairs unit, and they wouldn’t be able to return until “fix-up and cleanup” took place. The Red Cross offered assistance to the occupants, he said.
The cause of the fire was undetermined Saturday, but it may have been electrical, Walters said. There was no evidence of foul play.