Camper destroyed in Wednesday blaze

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A camper was completely destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon.

The Bemidji Fire Department responded around 2 p.m. to the 500 block of Jefferson Ave. SW and found a travel trailer fully engulfed in flames.

Twelve firefighters were on the scene for about one hour. No injuries were reported, but the trailer and its contents, valued at $50,000, are a total loss.

While the fire is currently under investigation, it appears to be accidental in nature.

The Minnesota State Patrol, Bemidji Police Department and Bemidji Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.


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 events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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