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Fire contained in Northern Township

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BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Fire Department responded to a house fire at 10:35 a.m. Monday morning in Northern Township. The fire was located in the 7000 block of Fairgrounds RD NW. Bemidji Firefighters arrived on scene to find the home full of smoke with a fire on the main floor. Firefighters were able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire. Eighteen firefighters used two fire engines and a water tender on the scene. No injuries were reported and the fire department was on scene for approximately three hours.

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The fire caused an estimated $75,000 in damage to the structure and contents.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and Bemidji Fire Department.

The fire department was assisted at the scene by the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, Bemidji Ambulance Service and Beltrami Electric Cooperative.

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