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Home destroyed by fire northeast of Duluth

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A structure on Hegberg Road northeast of Duluth was fully engulfed by flames on Sunday morning. (Photo courtesy of Cameron Bertsch)2 / 5
A structure on Hegberg Road northeast of Duluth was fully engulfed by flames on Sunday morning. (Photo courtesy of Warren Lind)3 / 5
Firefighters douse hot spots in the remains of a building destroyed by fire in Duluth Township on Sunday morning. (Andrew Krueger / akrueger@duluthnews.com)4 / 5
Smoke billows across Hegberg Road northeast of Duluth as fire crews work at the scene. (Andrew Krueger / akrueger@duluthnews.com)5 / 5

A home was destroyed by a fire northeast of Duluth on Sunday morning.

Fire crews battled the flames — and subzero conditions — at 1713 Hegberg Road, in Duluth Township about 20 miles northeast of the city of Duluth. Thick smoke billowed across the road and could be seen from several miles away.

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that the fire was quickly contained after it began at 10 a.m. Sunday, but the structure was considered a total loss. The home was valued at $300,000. No one was home at the time of the fire, but two dogs were inside the home, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire crews from Clifton, Normanna, Two Harbors, Lakewood, Rice Lake, Gnesen, Fredenberg, the 148th Fighter Wing and Canosia responded to the fire, as well as St. Louis County Public Works plow crews and Two Harbors Ambulance.

Temperatures were in the single digits below zero, with wind chills in the 20s and 30s below zero.

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