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Irvine Avenue home damaged in fire

A residential structure on Irvine Avenue was damaged in a fire Monday afternoon.

According to a press release from the Bemidji Fire Department:

The fire was reported at 3:46 p.m. on the 1000 block of Irvine Avenue Northwest. Upon arrival, Bemidji firefighters found light smoke exiting the rear of the home.

A fire was found inside of a wall in the kitchen area of the house. Firefighters extinguished the fire by accessing the fire area from both the interior and exterior of the home.

The home and its contents suffered approximately $17,000 in damage.

No injuries were reported and the fire appears to be accidental in nature.

Bemidji Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Bemidji Ambulance Service and Bemidji Police Department.