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Apartment fire injures one; safety issues arise

A fire Sunday morning at Larson Commons senior apartments in Cloquet left one woman with severe injuries and her apartment damaged. It also raised questions about what would happen in case of a bigger fire.

According to the Cloquet Area Fire District, a call came in around 9:30 a.m. June 13 about a fire inside an apartment with a possible trapped victim. Upon arrival, fire crews forced entry into the apartment and found the residence full of smoke with zero visibility. Crews found and removed the occupant, later identified as Nancy Carlson, then quickly extinguished the fire. Carlson was treat...