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Fireplace blamed for blaze

DULUTH - Firefighters responded to a home in the 3000 block of Isleworth Trace in Duluth to control a fireplace blaze Friday morning.

A woman was treated and released at the scene for minor smoke inhalation after she tried to douse the fire with a portable extinguisher, said Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

Firefighters contained the 7:21 a.m. blaze to the fireplace. No damage to the home or other injuries were reported.

The woman was apparently operating the fireplace with the damper closed, Rutledge said.