No injuries reported in Walmart gas leak

The Bemidji Fire Department responded to a gas leak at the Bemidji Walmart Tuesday afternoon.

The leak was reported in the main entrance just before 1 p.m. All customers and employees were evacuated safely, with no injuries reported. Nine firefighters were on scene for about one hour.

The store was closed for about five hours.

Minnesota Energy Resources staff were able to quickly shut down gas flow to the store.

The Bemidji Police Department and Bemidji Ambulance also responded to 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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