A Cloquet resident was transported to a Duluth hospital with what authorities are calling "severe injuries" following an apartment fire at Larson Commons Apartments on Sunday, June 13.
According to a news release, the Cloquet Area Fire District initially responded to a report of a fire with a victim possibly trapped in the building at 9:30 a.m. Upon arrival, crews forced entry into the apartment and found the residence full of smoke with zero visibility.
One person was removed from the apartment and treated by paramedics at the scene prior to being transferred to the hospital. They were the only person injured in the blaze.
Crews successfully extinguished the fire, limiting it to the individual apartment. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Carlton Fire and Ambulance, the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office and the Cloquet Police Department assisted at the scene.