The St. Paul Fire Chief praised several firefighters Tuesday morning for a job well done over the summer. Chief Tim Butler also presented the department’s highest honor for civilians to a teenager. The Meritorious Service Award is for demonstrating courage in dangerous conditions.
Plymouth city officials say a fire – suspected as arson – caused an estimated $200,000 in damages to a playground early Friday morning.
Authorities in St. Louis Park are trying to find the person or people responsible for setting two separate fires at the same business in the last few weeks. The latest fire happened last Friday at the Maaco auto painting and body shop on Oxford Street.
A Good Samaritan saved a mother and child from a raging house fire in St. Paul Monday night, and investigators believe it was a clear case of arson. Rick Johann was able to rescue the woman and her 7-month-old infant girl through a window.
A couple out for a walk saved a woman and her baby trapped by a fire in St. Paul, Minn. Monday night. The fire was on the 1200 block of Albemarle Street in St. Paul. Investigators say the cause was arson.
Duluth fire officials say a fire that caused about $75,000 in damage to a park building and portable toilet appears to have been intentionally set. The fire was reported early Sunday, just after midnight. A caller reported that a portable toilet in Lincoln Park was on fire.
A 23-year-old Farmington man faces arson and theft charges after police say he left an iPod in a truck he burglarized and set on fire. Glenn Adam Smith is charged with one count of arson and one count of theft, stemming from an incident last Wednesday.
Brooklyn Park Police have arrested a woman for arson after initially responding to a reported stabbing. Police were called to the 6300 block of 84th Court North by a man who said a woman in the home had stabbed him.
Minneapolis police are asking the public’s help in finding the person who set fire to a well-used Little Free Library. The Minneapolis Police Department tweeted Wednesday that the arson happened on July 6 at a home on Minnehaha Avenue on the city’s south side.
The Minneapolis Fire Department says a late Wednesday night house fire in north Minneapolis is being investigated as arson.
A Cass County teen has been charged with felony wildlife arson after intentionally setting a blaze Wednesday that damaged over 70 acres and endangered several homes. Anthony James Wittner, 17, told investigators he started a forest fire because mosquitoes were bothering him, according to the Cass County Attorney’s Office.
Authorities suspect a wildfire in Cass County that caused an evacuation and a heavy firefighting response was intentionally set. The sheriff’s department says ten homes were evacuated Wednesday afternoon when the fast-moving fire burned about 76 acres near Cass Lake.
A Minneapolis woman was charged with two counts of arson after setting two fires inside of a Blaine Walmart store early Monday morning in order to cause a diversion while shoplifting. Rachael Howard Robinson, 19, was charged with one count each of first- and second-degree arson for an incident that took place just before 12:30 a.m. at the Walmart at 11505 Ulysses Street NE, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office.
A St. Paul bar was set on fire, and it was all caught on camera. On Jan. 10, someone intentionally started the Mounds Park Lounge on fire, which caused extensive damage inside the building. Owner Bill Spiess hopes the public recognizes the person captured in the surveillance video and alerts authorities. “It’s devastating, it really is,” Spiess said.
The city of St. Cloud says there’s a place for couches, and it’s not on people’s porches. The City Council has banned putting furniture designed for interior use outdoors on private property — or next to a public right of way.