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The south unit of Regency Park Apartments lost portions of the roof and sections of the third floor as a result of a Monday afternoon fire. No tenants were injured, however a Bemidji firefighter was treated and released at North Country Regional Hospital. (Photo courtesy Bemidji Fire Department)

Regency Park fire: Meeting planned today for fire victims

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A meeting is planned for 10 a.m. today at the Mount Zion Church, 414 Lincoln Ave. S.E. in Nymore, for victims of the Regency Park Apartments fire that occurred Monday afternoon.

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Information and resources will be available then for displaced victims of the fire.

All affected people are encouraged to attend, said Beryl Wernberg, 911 communications supervisor/emergency management director of the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office.

Mount Zion is where the shelter and information center has been established in response to the fire, which was reported at 3:01 p.m. Monday at the south unit of Regency Park Apartments, 1228 30th St. N.W.

The fire, according to a press release from the Wernberg, began as a balcony fire.

The apartment complex lost portions of the roof and sections of the third floor as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No tenants were injured, however a Bemidji firefighter was treated and released at North Country Regional Hospital.

Responding to the fire were the Bemidji, Bagley, Blackduck, Cass Lake and Solway fire departments, the Bemidji Police Department, Bemidji Police Citizens Patrol, Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Forestry and Enforcement divisions, Bemidji Ambulance, North Country First Responders, Minnesota State Patrol, bus service from the Bemidji School District, Beltrami County Mounted Posse, U.S. Border Patrol, North Star Chapter of the American Red Cross, North Country Amateur Radio Club and Beltrami County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management.

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