On December 24 at 8:35 p.m., Carlton Fire and the Carlton County Sheriff's Office responded to a structure fire at the Royal Pines Motel in Carlton located at 1508 County Road 61.
At the time of the fire, there were eight people staying in the hotel. There were no injuries, and temporary housing was made available to residents at the Golden Gate Motel in Scanlon
Assisting agencies with the fire were Esko Fire, Wrenshall Fire, Cloquet Area Fire District, Blackhoof Fire, Mahtowa Fire, Solway Fire, West Brevator Fire, Fond du Lac Police Department, Cloquet Police Department, and the Minnesota State Patrol.
A State Fire Marshall will be investigating the cause of the fire.