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This photo from the Bemidji Fire Department shows a garage on the 1600 block of Fifth Street NE engulfed in flames early Thursday. (Submitted photo)

Fire destroys garage in NE Bemidji

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Fire destroys garage in NE Bemidji
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BEMIDJI -- A fire early Thursday destroyed a garage in northeast Bemidji.

The fire was reported on the 1600 block of Fifth Street NE at 3:08 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the garage was completely engulfed with flames. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the garage and no other structures were damaged, according to a release from the Bemidji Fire Department. A total of nine firefighters used a fire engine and a water tender truck to extinguish the fire, which caused an estimated $45,000 in damage to the structure and contents, the release said. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the fire department and the Bemidji Police Department.
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