Families displaced in Carlton apartment fire
No one was injured Friday.
CARLTON — The American Red Cross is assisting several families displaced in an apartment fire Friday afternoon. No injuries were reported.
Carlton County dispatch received a report of a fire at 218 Chestnut Ave. at 3:41 p.m. The caller said there was an electrical fire and smoke was coming from the second story of the multi-family apartment complex, said a news release from Sgt. Jason Warnygora of the Carlton County Sheriff's Office.
Several families were evacuated and owners of neighboring buildings were notified. All residents were accounted for, the news release said.
As many as seven units were affected by either smoke and/or water damage. The extent of the damage is being assessed. The State Fire Marshal was contacted to assist in determining the cause of the fire.
Carlton, Cloquet, Wrenshall and Esko volunteer firefighters, Carlton Ambulance, the sheriff's office and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to the scene.