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Fire destroys golf course lodge near Park Rapids

Fire officials say the building is expected to be a total loss.

Firefighters spent Wednesday afternoon and evening attending a massive blaze at a golf course in Wadena County, Minnesota.

The fire at the Blueberry Pines Golf Course lodges started around 3:55 p.m., with fire departments from three cities – Sebeka, Park Rapids, and Wolf Lake – called to the scene.

But due to the intensity of the fire, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office said that seven more city fire departments were called in to help.

The fire was still burning as of 7:30 p.m., with the golf course lodge expected to be a total loss by the time it's done.

Fortunately, there are no known injuries associated with the fire, the cause of which has not yet been determined.

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Blueberry Pines is located between Menahga and Park Rapids in northern Minnesota. 

As well as an 18-hole championship golf course, the facility is also home to a full-service bar and lounge, and a banquet/events center.

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