BEMIDJI, Minn. – One person was severely burned and a firefighter was also hurt in a fire at an auto salvage business south of Bemidji.
Firefighters found heavy fire and smoke showing throughout the building when they responded Thursday at about 1 p.m. A fire department official said the civilian suffered burns to his arms and torso and the firefighter had minor injuries.
Firefighters went into a defensive mode as there was no way to attack the fire from inside. The business, Mike’s Auto Salvage, was destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.