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Camper catches fire at campground

A pop-up camper parked at the Knife Island Campground burned and was destroyed Tuesday, but no one was injured. According to the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, the fire was reported at 8:16 p.m. Aug. 24, by someone driving by on Interstate 35. The camper was unoccupied. The owner returned while the fire was being extinguished. He reported he had used the stove to cook food prior to leaving. The cause of the fire is undetermined but not suspicious. Crews from the Esko and Carlton fire departments responded and extinguished the fire. The camper was fully engulfed when they arrived....