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Bemidji house fire causes extensive damage

A home suffered extensive damage after a fire broke out Monday afternoon in Bemidji.

CITY OF BEMIDJI
A home suffered extensive damage after a fire broke out Monday afternoon in Bemidji.
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BEMIDJI — A home suffered extensive damage after a fire broke out Monday afternoon in Bemidji.

According to a release from the Bemidji Fire Department, on Monday, Feb. 28, at 12:38 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on the 2900 block of Birchmont Dr. NE.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-story home with heavy smoke and fire showing from a basement window, the release said.

Bemidji firefighters applied water from the structure’s exterior to improve conditions inside the building. Firefighters then entered the home through the back door and extinguished the remaining flames.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately two hours, with 23 firefighters and eight pieces of equipment, the release said.

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The home and its contents sustained extensive damage, the release said. No injuries were reported.

The fire remains under investigation but appears to be accidental, the release said.

The Bemidji Fire Department was assisted by the Bemidji Police Department, Bemidji Ambulance Service and Ottertail Power Company.

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