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Superior house fire causes $30,000 damage; no injuries reported

Gary Androsky/Forum News Service Superior firefighters respond to a house fire at 1907 Tower Ave. Thursday night. No injuries were reported, but the fire caused an estimated $30,000 damage and displaced a family of three.

Three people were displaced by a Thursday house fire in Superior. No injuries were reported, but the two-story home suffered an estimated $30,000 damage.

The Superior Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1907 Tower Ave. at 7:39 p.m. Thursday, according to a release from Battalion Chief Steve Edwards. Crews found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the home. They were able to make a quick attack on the main body of the fire, which was in a bedroom on the second floor.

All residents were able to exit the building safely and a cat was found alive during the fire. The shy feline wouldn’t come out for any of the firefighters, according to Captain Dave Johnson. The residents, who spent the night with a family member in Cloquet, planned to coax the cat out Friday.

The fire department responded to the fire with three engines, a command vehicle and 10 firefighters. Another eight firefighters were called back into work to staff the fire stations. Fire crews remained on scene until 11:04 p.m.

The fire remains under investigation.

Johnson urged the public to check their smoke detectors and make sure the batteries are working in the wake of tragic fires in Minnesota.

A Tuesday home fire in Hibbing killed four, including a 3-year-old who died from his injuries Wednesday, according to the Duluth News Tribune, and one man was found dead following an apartment fire in Ely Wednesday.

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