Christmas morning kitchen fire displaces two people and pets in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

December 25, 2013 Updated Dec 25, 2013 at 9:34 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A small Christmas morning house fire in Duluth leaves two people and two pets displaced.

Firefighters responded to the 600 block of East Fifth Street in Duluth around 3:30 a.m. to reports of a small fire in the second floor kitchen. Upon arrival, firefighters were able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire.

The two occupants along with a cat and dog were able to evacuate the building without injuries. Firefighters provided oxygen to the cat.

Fire officials believe the fire started from unattended cooking.

"Upon arrival we found the occupants of the house outside in the backyard, they fell asleep and had a kitchen fire and all occupants had gotten out we did go back in and retrieve a dog and a cat from the occupant and both of them are doing fine," said Asst. Chief Clint Reff, Duluth Fire Dept.

Damage is estimated around $35K.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation by the Duluth Fire Marshal's office.

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