Fire

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Historically, the incidence of house fires is declining, so Captain Aaron Bujold of the Duluth Fire Department calls the recent spate of them an "anomaly."

In the eight Northland fires since the beginning of the month, two people have been injured and four have died, including  an as-yet unidentified man in a Lakeside neighborhood fire last night.

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Hartley Nature Center says they're just taking advantage of the snow cover to safely burn a series of debris piles (and a little storm damage) left over from a logging operation this summer.

It's not an official park activity or anything, but the park is still open, and if you're out for a ski or a walk in the 20-below wind chills and you happen upon some folks tending a nice blazing fire ... and you happen to have some marshmallows in your pocket, well - so much the better.

Britta Kauppila

Saturday, July 9 is Duluth's Fire Festival, a community gathering at the Fire Arts Center formerly the Amory Annex at 1325 London Road.  The celebration happening 3-9pm includes blacksmithing,  ceramic raku and pit firings, glass blowing, fire dancing and more.  Meet the artists and check out the artists market for some hot hot summer fun.  This is a family friendly event that can spark the imagination creating ideas and a passion for the transformative nature of fire and the arts.

3:00 Students of the Music Resource Center kick off the festival