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Almost 100 firefighters battle fire in condos near Minnesota popular resort lodge

MANHATTAN BEACH, Minn. --Almost 100 firefighters battled a fire early Sunday morning at the Manhattan Beach Villas next to Manhattan Beach Lodge in Crosslake.

Firefighters on a ladder truck spray water on the smoldering Manhattan Villas Sunday morning. Several area fire departments have been battling the fire since 5:30 am Sunday. The buildings are next to Manhattan Beach Lodge which is located near Crosslake. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls Video and Gallery
Firefighters on a ladder truck spray water on the smoldering Manhattan Villas Sunday morning. Several area fire departments have been battling the fire since 5:30 am Sunday. The buildings are next to Manhattan Beach Lodge which is located near Crosslake. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service

MANHATTAN BEACH, Minn. -Almost 100 firefighters battled a fire early Sunday morning at the Manhattan Beach Villas next to Manhattan Beach Lodge in Crosslake.

Crosslake Fire Chief Chip Lohmiller stated in a news release that 80 percent of the 17 individually owned units were heavily damaged, along with 20 percent of the structure sustaining water damage.

Firefighters from around the Brainerd lakes area were called around 5:30 a.m. to fight the fire, including firefighters from Brainerd, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Mission, Fifty Lakes, Emily, Ideal and Pine River. The area departments were on scene until 10:55 a.m., and then Crosslake finished up the overhaul and clean-up of the fire scene.

Lohmiller said there were no injuries or fatalities.

The Minnesota State fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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Manhattan Beach is located about 30 miles north of Brainerd and is just north of Crosslake on Big Trout Lake.

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