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Apartment complex caught on fire Friday

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The Bemidji Fire Department responded to an apartment fire Friday afternoon in Northern Township.

The fire, which was reported at 2:53 p.m. by a neighbor, was located in the 3900 block of Supreme Ct. N.W.

Bemidji firefighters arrived on scene to find fire burning upward on the south side of the apartment complex. Twenty firefighters used three fire engines, one ladder truck and two support vehicles to contain and extinguish the fire, which was located on the exterior of the first and second floors of the apartment. No injuries were reported.

The fire caused an estimated $20,000 in damage to the building. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office and Bemidji Fire Department, but it appears to be accidental in nature.

The fire department was assisted by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, Bemidji Police Department, Bemidji Ambulance Service, Minnesota State Patrol and the Bemidji School District Transportation Department.