Exploding ammunition forced firefighters to back out of a basement while fighting a house fire in the Fairmount neighborhood Sunday evening.
A neighbor reported smoke coming from the house at 19 South 66th Ave. West at 6:57 p.m. Firefighters entered the house and found intense heat and fire on all levels of the building with flames burning through an exterior wall by a fireplace.
At one point, firefighters had to leave the basement due to heat and several hundred rounds of exploding ammunition.
No one was home at the time of the fire. Firefighters found a cat inside the house, which appeared to be unharmed.
Damage for the structure and its contents is estimated at $100,000. The Duluth Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.
Source: Fox 21 News
Exploding ammunition forced firefighters to back out of a basement while fighting a house…
by Tactical-Life.com / Apr 27, 2010