A landmark on Minnesota's North Shore has been destroyed by fire. According to several reports, at around 12:30 Tuesday morning, Cook County Dispatch heard reports of a fire alarm at Lutsen Resort. Lutsen reported that smoke was seen coming from the floor in the lobby of the resort.

Our media partners at WDIO-TV report that responding units included the Lutsen Fire Department, Tofte Fire Department, 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.

By the time responders arrived, the building was completely engulfed in flames. Thankfully, there were no injuries were reported as there were guests on-site and all Lutsen staff members made it out of the building safely.

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Video footage and images of the devasting fire have surfaced through social media, which shows the historic Lutsen Lodge being reduced to rubble.

Lutsen Resort General Manager Edward Vanegas made one such post on Facebook while adding:

Our beloved Lutsen Resort The Historic Lutsen Lodge has been taken by a devastating fire….fires in 1949, 1951 and now 2024…. me and casey were brought up to the North Shore of MN to manage this historic lodge 5 years ago. .. we have lost part of our family…our time here has changed

There were also several posts made by media outlets showing the devastation caused by the fire.

Early Tuesday morning the Historic Lutsen Lodge's Facebook page confirmed the fire destroyed completely destroyed the lodge, but they vowed to rebuild:

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.

For those who have enjoyed Lutsen Lodge, and its beautiful setting, the news of the fire brought great sadness. The State Fire Marshall is actively investigating.

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