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Overnight fire destroys historic Lutsen Lodge Resort in Minnesota for 3rd time in 75 years

The historic Lussen Resort Lodge, Minnesota’s oldest operating resort, was destroyed by fire overnight, the third time in 75 years, the lodge announced in a social media post Tuesday. .

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office told FOX 9 that just before 12:30 a.m., firefighters were alerted to a fire alarm going off in the main lodge at Lassen Resort.

Lassen is located on Minnesota’s North Shore, about 90 minutes northeast of Duluth.

Officials said lodge staff reported seeing smoke coming from the floor in the lobby area of ​​the lodge. The sheriff’s office told FOX 9 the building was “fully engulfed in flames.”

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Lassen Lodge was destroyed by fire for the third time in 75 years. (Historic Lassen Lodge)

“Historic Lassen Lodge suffered a devastating fire this evening…the lodge building was completely destroyed…fires of 1949, 1951, and 2024,” a lodge spokesperson said in a social media post. I wrote it in “The wonderful memories made here will remain in our hearts as we begin the heavy process of building back better,” the lodge wrote.

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Over the years, two fires devastated the lodge, but it was quickly rebuilt on its original foundations, and to this day, Lassen Lodge maintains its heritage as Minnesota’s oldest resort. I am. (Fox 9)

Officials confirmed there were no customers at the scene and no injuries were reported.

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

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The resort’s history dates back 139 years, when Swedish immigrant Charles Axel Nelson purchased the land.

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