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UPDATE: Blueberry Pines Golf Course engulfed in flames

As of 9 p.m. Wednesday night, firefighters remain at the scene of a fire at the Blueberry Pines Golf Course. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon reporting the fire. The golf club and re...

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As of 9 p.m. Wednesday night, firefighters remain at the scene of a fire at the Blueberry Pines Golf Course.

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon reporting the fire.  The golf club and restaurant is located 8 miles south of Park Rapids or 3 miles north of Menahga. According to a news release, when law enforcement arrived, flames were already visible from the building. The Menahga Fire Department was paged and soon after requested mutual aid from Sebeka, Park Rapids and Wolf Lake fire departments.

Due to the intensity of the fire, Menahga Fire Chief Dave Kicker requested assistance from Wadena, Verndale, Staples, Akeley, Nevis, Bluffton and Carsonville fire departments as well.

The building is expected to be a complete loss, and was still actively burning as of 7:30 p.m.

There have been no injuries reported.

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Also assisting on scene is the Minnesota State Patrol, Menahga Police Department, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Wadena County Highway Department, Tri-County Ambulance, North Memorial Ambulance and the Menahga First Responders.

The Wadena County Sheriff's Office said more information will be released once it becomes available. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office has been notified of the fire. 

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Shannon Geisen is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
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