DULUTH -- No injuries and cause not yet determined for a fire that completely destroyed an abandoned hotel just west of downtown Duluth -- a blaze that crews fought for over seven hours into Monday afternoon.

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Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj:

"Any time we're fighting in below-zero weather or conditions like this, 35-below wind chills,... it's dangerous for us, just like anybody else, being outside."

Chief Krizaj says they've had a problem with squatters and understands the weather is brutal, but urges those who need shelter to seek safer resources available in Duluth.

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Last month there was a fire in that same building that was ruled accidental, which injured a homeless woman.

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This story is courtesy of the Minnesota News Network. 

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