BNSF Bridge damaged in fire

The BNSF Bridge was moderately damaged in a fire Monday afternoon.

According to the Bemidji Fire Department, a Bemidji Police Officer reported the blaze between Lakes Irving and Bemidji around 4 p.m., with a large fire coming from under the bridge.

Firefighters were on scene for about two hours, and the cause, at this time, is not suspicious.

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office will assist in the ongoing investigation.


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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