Fire Destroys House In Superior; No Injuries Reported

Thu 6-25-2020

(Superior)-- A house and its contents were destroyed by fire this (Thurs.) morning in Superior. Superior Fire Chief Kevin Swalve tells KUOO news they were called to 103 7th Street around 7:30 this (Thurs.) morning...Superior House Fire01 

"Before we showed up on scene we got a second call back saying the building was fully engulfed. At that point we called Spirit Lake for manpower and water. As we showed up on scene the east side of the building was fully engulfed, and there was live power on the ground so we couldn't hit the fire right away. We made entry on the west side of the building and knocked down as much as we could. We had to wait for Alliant to get here to shut the power off to continue fighting the fire on the east side. We ended up calling Estherville for manpower and a little later on we ended up calling Estherville for their ladder truck to help us make entry on the upstairs because the fire load was too high on the upstairs and we didn't think it was safe to go in, so."

Swalve says there were no injuries...Superior House Fire02 

"It is a rental property. The landlord told me that everyone got out safe. I believe there was one tenant and a dog and they were all out safe by the time we got here."

Swalve says they aren't certain of a possible cause...Superior House Fire03 

"The hot spot is going to be on the east side of the house in the kitchen area but we don't know if we're going to find it today or not, so."

Swalve says the State Fire Marshal's Office has been contacted.

The fire resulted in Highway 9 through Superior being closed for several hours.