Three treated for smoke inhalation after Bemidji fire

Three people were treated for minor smoke inhalation after a fire in Bemidji late Sunday night.

According to a release, the Bemidji Fire Department responded to the home just after 11 p.m. and found a fire in the rear entry of the house.

The firefighters were able to confine the blaze and extinguish it quickly.

Fire Chief David Hoefer says the fire caused moderate damage to the building and contents, but appears to be an accident.

The 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 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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