Little damage after house fire in Cloquet


April 14, 2023

Jana Peterson

Cloquet Area Fire District firefirefighters could not get a rig down 6 ½ Street to fight a house fire but the hoses could reach. The street was narrowed by snowbanks to about the width of an alley.

Firefighters responded to a home on one of Cloquet's shortest streets after a resident smelled smoke around 9 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

The response was quick and damage was minimal, thanks to the early notification by the resident, said Cloquet Area Fire District battalion chief Jason Maki.

Police arrived first at the home on 6 ½ Street and doused the flames with a fire extinguisher. Cloquet Area Fire District firefighters extinguished the fire a second time when it flared back up. Due to the high snow banks and narrow road width, they parked on Prospect Avenue and stretched the fire hos...

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