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Mark Howard of Duluth stands at the fire escape that he ran up Monday morning to rescue apartment dwellers from a fire that burned a building at 1923 W. Superior St. Howard carried or helped five people down the stairs. Two people were treated for smoke inhalation from the fire, which caused an estimated $150,000 in damage. (Bob King / News Tribune)

Duluth man saves five from fire

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DULUTH - A fire Monday morning sent two men to the hospital and extensively damaged a building at 1923 W. Superior St.

But for the actions of Mark Howard, it could have been far worse. Howard entered the building's smoke-filled second floor and led five people to safety.


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