Structure destroyed in Saturday fire

Featured image courtesy of Bemidji Fire Department

An unoccupied structure near the 15th Street water tower was totally destroyed in a fire Saturday.

The Bemidji Fire Department says sixteen firefighters arrived at the 1100 block of 12th Street around 11 that morning and were on the scene for about two hours.

Due to the condition of the structure, the department used a “defensive mode” or an exterior attack.

The fire at this time is considered an accident.

Bemidji Police and Bemidji Ambulance 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 son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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