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A fire recently destroyed the iconic Lutsen Resort. | ANDREW SCHULTZ
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Fire destroys historic Lutsen Resort

Lutsen—On Tuesday, Feb. 6, at approximately 12:24 a.m., Cook County Dispatch was notified of a fire alarm at Lutsen Resort. Staff from Lutsen Resort reported smoke coming from the floor in the lobby area.

The responding units were Lutsen FD, Tofte FD, Tofte First Responders, Grand Marais FD, Maple Hill FD, Gunflint FD, Finland FD, Silver Bay FD, Grand Portage FD, and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

The main lodge building was completely engulfed, leaving the historic landmark a complete loss. No injuries were reported and there were no guests on site. The resort posted on Facebook Tuesday morning, mourning their loss.

“The Historic Lutsen Lodge has been taken by a devastating fire this evening… A total loss to the lodge building… Fires in 1949, 1951 and 2024. The amazing memories made here are in our hearts as we begin the heavy weighted process to rebuilt back better.”

The State Fire Marshall is investigating the incident.

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