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Fire damages Soo Line bridge

Photo from Cass County Sheriff's Office facebook page.

FEDERAL DAM—The Soo Line bridge crossing the Leech Lake River in Federal Dam was damaged by fire Thursday, Sept. 6, and is closed.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office received a call at 1:01 a.m. of a fire in the city of Federal Dam. Deputies and the Federal Dam Fire Department responded and found the Soo Line bridge crossing the Leech Lake River fully engulfed in fire. The bridge sustained significant damage.

The incident remains under investigation with the assistance of the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office.

Assisting at the scene was the Longville Fire Department, United States Forest Service and North Memorial Ambulance.