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Generator-caused fire burns Bessemer home

A fire burned a home in Bessemer on Tuesday.
Gogebic County Sheriff's Office
A fire burned a home in Bessemer on Tuesday.

A generator appears to have started a fire that burned a home in Bessemer on Tuesday.

First responders got the call to report to the home on Lead Street around 7:30 a.m.

The people inside had already gotten out by the time help arrived. No one was hurt.

The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office says a generator running adjacent to the home likely caused the fire.

Several organizations responded to the fire.

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.
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