Ashland man rescued from second story of burning house

  • Source: Bemidji Pioneer
  • Published: 02/24/2020 12:00 AM

A man was rescued from the second story of a burning home Saturday, Feb. 22, in Ashland. The Ashland Fire Department responded to a fire at 3:35 p.m. where male was reportedly trapped on the second floor, the department said on Facebook. Crews managed to reach the second floor with a ladder and rescue the man. He is uninjured, Capt. Kevin Alajki of the Ashland Fire Department said Monday. An Ashland firefighter sustained a minor injury to his leg, but was already back at work Monday morning, Alajki said. Alajki said damages were estimated at $70,000 — $50,000 for the house and $20,000 for its contents. The cause of the fire was accidental, the department said. Ashland is about 67 miles east of Superior, Wis.


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