The Cloquet Area Fire District responded to a report of an attached garage on fire Tuesday evening. Upon arrival it was determined that an explosion had occurred inside the garage knocking the garage door off its track and blowing it outward.
Cloquet Police Officers assisted in evacuating the home and CAFD fire crews checked to make sure that there was not a gas leak condition or other explosive hazard inside the residence. It was determined that the source of the explosion was from contents inside of the garage that overheated or started on fire. The exact cause is under investigation by the CAFD Arson Investigation Unit at this time.
CAFD Stations 1 and 3 responded to the scene, and Carlton Fire Department assisted with an ambulance. One occupant of the home was transported to the hospital to be evaluated for minor injuries.