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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Ely suffers another major house fire

Keith Vandervort
Posted 6/24/20

ELY - The second major house fire here this month required the dispatching of firefighters from three different departments Tuesday afternoon. A house at 131 E. Conan St. went up in flames at about …

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Ely suffers another major house fire

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ELY - The second major house fire here this month required the dispatching of firefighters from three different departments Tuesday afternoon.
A house at 131 E. Conan St. went up in flames at about 4:30 p.m. According to Dawn Kilic, of Burnsville, her great-grandfather, August Tuomala, built the house in 1900.
Crews from the Ely Fire Department, along with the city of Babbitt and Morse-Fall Lake Township fire departments, battled the blaze and managed to mostly save the two houses on either side of the structure.
Ely police, ambulance and public works employees all assisted the firemen. St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department deputies assisted with traffic control. No injuries were reported.
Area firefighters have been busy this month. Gusty winds fueled a June 4 blaze on Central Avenue in Ely. That house was a total loss. The cause of both fires remain under investigation.

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