Submitted by Nathan Steffenson on
There was a fire at about 5am Friday July 5th on 12th floor lobby of North Star Apartments. Suspected arson. The suspect was caught on security camera and is in custody. The sprinkler put the fire out, however it caused water damage to every floor of the 12 story building. Damage is estimated to cost at least $100,000 according to Jennifer Bergman(reported by Brainerd Dispatch) The elevators were also temporarily down.
The 162 unit apartment building is owned and operated by the Brainerd HRA.
Update: cost is estimated to be at least $500,000
No injuries reported.