Man dies after tenants pull him from burning apartment in Duluth

The blaze was reported around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
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One person died after being helped out of a burning apartment building in Duluth early Tuesday morning. 

The fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. at an 8-unit apartment building on the 600 block of East 3rd Street, according to Duluth Fire Department. Prior to fire crews arriving, building tenants helped get an unconscious resident from the building. 

The tenants were the first to being lifesaving efforts on the victim, but the man was pronounced dead after being transported by Mayo One ambulance responders to a Duluth hospital. The victim's identity has not been released. 

Firefighters had the blaze under control after about 20 minutes, though an estimated $75,000 of damage had already been done. Fire officials believe the flames started in one of the apartments. 

The Red Cross is assisting displaced residents.  

According to the State Fire Marshal, there were 42 fire deaths in Minnesota in 2019, up from 37 in 2018. 

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