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Fire damages Superior industrial building

Duluth News Tribune

A fire at a Superior industrial building caused an estimated $100,000 in damage early Wednesday.

While arriving for work at about 3 a.m., employees at Swanstrom Tools, located at 3300 James Day Drive near the Mariner Mall, found smoke coming from the building and the fire alarm sounding, according to a report from the Superior Fire Department. Superior police reported smoke showing from the eaves and overhead doors. Superior firefighters located the fire in one corner of the production floor and extinguished it.

Equipment and inventory were damaged by the fire; there were no injuries. Three engines and one command vehicle with 11 firefighters responded to the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The fire department cleared the scene at 5:45 a.m.

Swanstrom Tools on its website says it “manufactures technically advanced electronic cutters and pliers, forged from high chromium, high carbon alloy steel. This very wear-resistant steel and our unique proprietary heat treating process with computer controlled induction edge hardening maximize tool life.”

The owner of the business, John Swanstrom, was dealing with the aftermath early Wednesday and not available for comment.