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Bemidji firefighters responded Thursday afternoon to a garage/shop fire in Frohn Township. The blaze caused about $12,000 in damages. SUBMITTED PHOTO.

FROHN TOWNSHIP – Bemidji firefighters responded Thursday to a garage/shop fire here.

The fire, reported at 2:07 p.m. by the shop’s owner, was in the 1600 block of Adelia Drive Southeast.

According to a news release, Bemidji firefighters arrived on scene to  find  smoke exiting the roof and attic area of the structure. Firefighters quickly contained and extinguished the blaze after locating it in the attic.

The  fire caused an estimated $12,000 in damage to the structure and  some  contents.  The cause of the fire  appears to be accidental in nature. 

The fire department, which spent about an hour on scene, was assisted at the scene by the  Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, Bemidji Ambulance Service and Minnesota State Patrol.

No injuries were reported.