West Duluth garage, car destroyed in fire

By KBJR News 1

June 18, 2014 Updated Jun 19, 2014 at 5:51 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Firefighters tackled a fierce garage fire in West Duluth Wednesday night.

The fire broke out on the 3700 block of Grand Avenue, next to Wade Stadium, just before 7 p.m.

Firefighters say the garage, along with the car inside, are a complete loss.A nearby garage and power lines also suffered damage due to the intense heat.

A passerby jumped into action to warn the homeowner of the smoke and flames.

"At first it was just smoke and then after the smoke, I told (the homeowner) to get out of his house. He came around and opened the front door which created a fire in there. It was just smoke at first, then it was fire, then he opened up the back door and it just got everywhere," said TJ Welsand.

No one was injured in the fire. However, damages are estimated to at $50,000 dollars. The cause is under investigation.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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