Large Blaze Burns Building In Duluth

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 11:05 am

Fire at a downtown Duluth building that houses apartments and a bar sent residents scrambling to safety with firefighters carrying at least one man down a ladder from a third floor, according to Kare11.

The owner of the Kozy Bar and Apartments told the TV station that an automatic fire alarm alerted the fire department and probably saved some residents from serious injury.

The fire, which broke out Monday (Nov. 15) night, spread quickly through the building which includes 40 to 50 apartments on the upper floors. Fire officials estimated damage at about $500,000.

Residents Verleen Fulton and Rita Blevins told the Duluth News Tribune they narrowly escaped the building after a neighbor pounded on their door. Blevins says she followed Fulton and jumped over a banister to safety. Both had singed hair from the fire

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