No injuries in commercial fire

No one was injured in a commercial fire in northern Bemidji this morning.

According to a release from Bemidji Fire Chief David Hoefer, 34 firefighters from all four Bemidji Fire Stations responded to the scene early this morning, and found a large volume of smoke exiting the building and a semi-tractor engulfed in flames.

The blaze caused moderate damage to the structure and contents, but Hoefer says it appears accidental in nature.

The cause of the fire is currently under 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 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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