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Authorities ID 5 Children In Minneapolis Fire

Authorities have released the names of five children who died in a north Minneapolis duplex fire last Friday. Crews were called just after 5 a.m. to the 2800 block of Colfax Avenue North on a report of smoke in the area that quickly changed to a heavy fire.

02/18/2014

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Mpls. Man Devastated After 5 Of 7 Kids Die In Fire

A Minneapolis man recovering in a hospital after a fire in his rental home wept as he recounted how the blaze claimed the lives of five of his seven children.

02/16/2014

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2 Children Still Critical After North Mpls. Duplex Fire

Two children remain in critical condition after a fire killed five of their siblings on Friday morning, and investigators are still trying to determine how the fire started in the first place. The fire happened at a duplex on 29th Street and Colfax Avenue North in Minneapolis shortly after 5 a.m.

02/15/2014

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Police: 1 Dead In Columbia Heights House Fire

Authorities said one person is dead after a house fire in Columbia Heights Tuesday night. Crews responded to the 1000 block of 44 ½ Avenue at about 8:38p.m. on a report of a house fire.

02/05/2014

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Sheriff: 1 Dead, 1 Hurt In St. Louis County House Fire

A 72-year-old woman is dead and a 75-year-old man is hospitalized after a house fire in northern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office was called to a report of a fire early Thursday morning on the 7700 block of Central Avenue in the city of Meadowlands, which is just north of Cloquet.

01/16/2014

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Man, 30, Found Dead In St. Paul Fire Identified

Authorities said a man who was found dead in a St. Paul townhouse fire Sunday morning had been drinking. Fire crews were called to the blaze on the 700 block of Glendale Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

01/14/2014

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Third Person Dies In Mpls. Apartment Explosion

A third person has died after an explosion in a Minneapolis apartment building. Fire officials said Friday they believe they have accounted for all victims of Wednesday’s explosion and fire, after recovering the bodies of two people from the building’s charred ruins.

01/04/2014

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Crews Finish Search, Demolition At Site Of Apartment Complex Fire

Crews have finished searching the charred ruins of an apartment building on Cedar Avenue near downtown Minneapolis hours after pulling a second body from the structure. Crews began tearing apart the building at 514 Cedar Avenue South on Thursday and discovered the body of one person who didn’t make it out.

01/03/2014

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Charges: Man Started Fire That Led To Girlfriend’s Death

A 48-year-old man is charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend, who died in a house fire in northern Minnesota. The Becker County sheriff’s office got a call about a house on fire north of Ponsford Monday afternoon.

12/31/2013

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Man Dies In Car Fire At Edina Apartment

Authorities said they are investigating a fire that turned deadly in Edina on Monday. Fire crews were called to the 6300 block of York Avenue at about 4 p.m. Monday on reports of smoke and flames coming from the detached garage of an apartment building.

12/17/2013

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2 Found Dead In Hubbard County Fire

Authorities said two people were found dead after a home caught fire in northern Minnesota Tuesday night. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residential fire at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 26000 block of Beltrami Line Road in Helga Township.

12/11/2013

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Authorities ID Victims In Isanti County Fatal Fire

Authorities said a 56-year-old man and 65-year-old woman, both of Braham, were found dead in a house fire in Itasca County on Tuesday. Fire crews were called to the 41000 block of Polk Street NE in rural Braham at about 11:53 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a fire.

11/14/2013

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1 Found Dead In Northern Minnesota Cabin Fire

Authorities are investigating after a body was found following a fire at a cabin just south of Tower, Minn., Saturday night, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to a hunting shack at about 7:17 p.m. Saturday on Wiseman Road in Vermillion Lake Township, which is about six miles southwest of Tower, on a report of a fire.

08/18/2013

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Authorities Investigating Fatal Fire In St. Paul

Authorities said a 68-year-old man is dead after his home caught fire in St. Paul Tuesday morning. Fire crews responded to the 1400 block of Hamline Avenue North at about 2:15 a.m. on a report of a fire.

07/09/2013

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Body Found After Cabin Fire Near Ely

Authorities say a body was found after a cabin fire east of Ely on Greenstone Lake. The Duluth News Tribune reports the fire happened early Monday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says a man called 911 to say his 49-year-old friend was inside a burning cabin and couldn’t make it out. The cabin was on the south shore of Greenstone Lake and could only be accessed by water.

05/27/2013

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Authorities ID Body Found In St. Cloud Garage Fire

Authorities said the body of a 24-year-old man was found in a garage fire at a St. Cloud rental home earlier this week. Police identified the victim as Torry Niles Wiebke of St. Cloud.

05/17/2013

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Police: 1 Dead In St. Cloud Garage Fire

Authorities in St. Cloud are investigating after a man was found dead in a garage fire on Tuesday. St. Cloud Police and the St. Cloud Fire Department responded to the garage fire at about 7:07 p.m. Tuesday on the 100 block of 36th Avenue.

05/15/2013

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Officials: Smoking Materials Caused Oakdale Fire

Officials said Friday a town home fire that took the life of a Stillwater elementary school teacher last week was caused by smoking materials.

03/29/2013

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Oakdale Fire Kills Stillwater Elementary Teacher

Authorities say a 65-year-old woman is dead after fire took over an Oakdale townhome Tuesday morning.

03/19/2013

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Cabin Fire Kills 1 In Northern Minnesota

Authorities are investigating after a body was found inside a burned cabin early Wednesday morning in northern Minnesota.

02/28/2013

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Man Loses 5 Calves In Central Minnesota Barn Fire

A 52-year-old farmer in the central Minnesota town of Watkins lost five calves in a barn fire Friday morning, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

01/25/2013

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Woman Found Dead In Shoreview House Fire

A woman was found deceased after crews worked to extinguish a house fire in Shoreview Monday morning. According to authorities, the fire broke out at a residence on the 1000 block of Richmond Court.

12/31/2012

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Body Found In Fire At St. Charles Downtown Motel

Authorities say one person was found dead after a fire late Thursday night at the Downtown Motel in St. Charles, a small town in southeastern Minnesota.

12/07/2012

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Police: Alcohol A Factor In Fatal St. Cloud Fire

Investigators think alcohol was a factor in a St. Cloud fire that left one college student dead and another person injured.

11/29/2012

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Man Found Dead In St. Cloud House Fire Identified

A man found dead after a St. Cloud house fire has been identified as a 23-year-old St. Cloud Technical College student.

11/26/2012

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