Arson suspected cause in Sunday night fire

Arson is the suspected cause of a fire Sunday night in Bemidji.

According to the Bemidji Fire Department, firefighters responded to the scene and found a fiberglass boat completely engulfed in flames, with a detached garage also on fire.

Eight firefighters were on the scene for about one hour.

The fire was on the 100 block of Mississippi Avenue Southwest around 10 p.m. Sunday.

Evidence collected at the scene suggests the fire was intentionally set.

Anyone with information can contact the Arson Hotline at 1-800-723-2020.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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