Firefighters battle blaze at Bible college near Bemidji

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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Fire crews battled a large fire on the campus of a Bible college near Bemidji Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say they received a call around 3:30 p.m. that a fire had broken out on the campus of Oak Hills Bible College.

According to authorities, crews found a large fire on the first floor of the college's dining hall.

They say they were able to contain the flames to the kitchen and storage rooms of the building.

Fire officials say it took 34 firefighters, five fire engines, and approximately 15,000 gallons of water to put the fire out.  There were no reports of injuries.

Authorities say the cause of the fire is under investigation, but that it appears to be accidental.

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