Red Cross Helping Family Displaced by Monday's Fire in Lincoln Park

By KBJR News 1

Red Cross Helping Family Displaced by Monday's Fire in Lincoln Park

June 12, 2012 Updated Jun 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The American Red Cross is helping a family left homeless by a Lincoln Park house fire.

The Monday morning fire, started by an electrical overload, left the duplex with $40,000 worth of damage and left a family of five, including four children ranging from ages 11 to 15, displaced.

The Red Cross is providing emergency housing, food, and clothing for the family that lost everything in the blaze.

Emotional consulting is also offered by the Northland chapter of the Red Cross.

The fire broke out Monday morning at a house on 24th Avenue West and 2nd Street in Duluth.

Flames and smoke were coming out of the roof of the three story duplex, forcing fire crews to get off the roof.

It took fire fighters about an hour to extinguish the flames.

No one was hurt in the fire, but the blaze left severe damage to the upper portions of the three story house.

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