Duluth, MN (KDAL) - Two fires in two days in Carlton County, unfortunately both came over the Christmas Holiday. The first was Christmas Eve at the Royal Pines Hotel off of Highway 35 in Carlton. That fire displayed eight people, including five who were living there. The Red Cross assisted by relocating them to the nearby Golden Gate Hotel in Scanlon. The cause of that fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal. The State Patrol had to be called in to move traffic along the freeway because so many drivers had stopped to rubberneck the flames.
Then Christmas afternoon many of the same crews that had been working on the motel fire the night before were called into service again to a house fire on the Camp David Road in the town of Breverton, about nine miles north of Clouquet on the Fond Du Lac Reservation. The cause and damage estimate on that fire is unknown. We do know that there were no injuries in either blaze, another gift of Christmas.