Fires keep crews busy in area


December 1, 2023

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A fire completely destroyed a garage and injured a man just north of Cloquet last week. More photos online.

Firefighters in the area were busy the past week with a spate of fires surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.

The most serious incident was a garage fire on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at a home in Brevator Township north of Cloquet in St. Louis County. A 64-year-old man suffered serious burns when trying to retrieve items from the burning garage. He was in stable condition by early this week.

Deputies and the Cloquet Area Fire District were called to the 3500 block of Nelson Road, just west of Minnesota Highway 33, at 3:30 p.m. that Wednesday. Medical help was called in to deal with the man's injur...

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