Camper fire leaves two homeless


January 20, 2023

A camper fire at Knife Island Campground on Saturday left a mother and her 2-year-old daughter homeless.

According to a news release from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, the 911 call came in just before 5 p.m. Jan. 14 from the campground at 234 W. Highway 61, in Thomson Township. Firefighters from the Esko, Carlton and Wrenshall fire departments responded and found a pull-behind camper on fire at a campsite in the campground.

The woman and child were inside the camper when the fire started, but were able to get out. Both were evaluated by paramedics from the Cloquet Fire District, bu...

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