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Mobile home fire reported in Eckles Township

The Bemidji Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire on Friday evening in Eckles Township.

The fire, reported at 8:37 p.m. Friday by a neighbor, was located at the 5600 block of Alps Court Northwest. Bemidji Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke exiting the home which had been unoccupied for several days. Firefighters quickly contained the fire to the area under the home.

The fire department was on scene approximately two hours, with 17 firefighters using two fire engines and two tankers. No injuries were reported. The fire caused an estimated $9,500 in damage to the structure and contents.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Bemidji Fire Department, however no foul play is suspected and it appears to be accidental in nature and originated under the home. The fire department was assisted at the scene by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office and Bemidji Ambulance Service.