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Fire Destroys Home In Crystal

Four people were able to escape without injury after a house caught fire in Crystal Saturday morning. The fire happened just after 8 a.m. on Twin Lake Terrace. Fire crews said it appeared the fire started in the garage before spreading to the attached home.

02/15/2014

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Struck Propane Truck May Burn For Days

Wabasha County authorities say a propane truck that caught fire after colliding with a train might still burn for another day or two. The truck was coming down a hill in Kellogg on Friday afternoon. Kellogg Fire Chief Jeff Arens says the driver saw a train approaching below.

02/15/2014

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Camper Trailer Fire Kills 2 Adults Near Wadena

Authorities are investigating a fire that killed two adults in Wadena County of western Minnesota.

02/14/2014

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Fire Damages Historic NorShor Theatre In Duluth

Duluth officials say a fire at the historic NorShor Theatre is even more reason to properly restore it. The fire was reported around 4:30 a.m. Friday. Fire officials believe it started with a faulty blower motor in the building’s heating system. The damage was limited to one room but is estimated at $15,000.

02/14/2014

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Fire Marshal: Minn. Fire Deaths Down 14 Percent

The number of people killed in Minnesota fires was down 14 percent in 2013. According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, there were 43 fire fatalities in 2013 compared to 50 in 2012. In a news release, State Fire Marshal Bruce West says they are encouraged the numbers are down but the only acceptable number for fire deaths is zero.

02/03/2014

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2 Hospitalized After Brooklyn Park Fire

Two people are in the hospital Sunday after a fire in Brooklyn Park, Minn. When firefighters were clearing another fire, they were called to 6324 Xylon Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

02/02/2014

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Concert Held To Benefit Victims Of Cedar Avenue Fire

The community came together Friday night to help piece together the lives torn apart by a devastating apartment fire.

01/24/2014

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1 Suffers Burns, 1 Firefighter In Hospital After Eagan Fire

A 58-year-old was burned and suffered smoke inhalation in a house fire late Wednesday afternoon in Eagan. At 4:33 p.m., the Eagan Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 2981 Lexington Avenue, according to city officials. Firefighters found the 58-year-old victim inside, who was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. There was only one occupant in the home.

01/22/2014

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Officials: Potato Warehouse Catches Fire In Otter Tail Co.

Several fire crews responded Tuesday evening to battle a fire in a west-central Minnesota potato warehouse. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said employees at R.D. Offutt Farms in Perham, Minn., noticed smoke coming from the 200-foot-by-300-foot warehouse shortly after 4:20 p.m.

01/21/2014

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Family-Owned Truck Shop Destroyed By Massive Fire In Glencoe

A massive fire in Glencoe destroyed a family owned truck repair shop Monday night. According to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, the fire was reported at 5:25 p.m. at Sidco 4×4, located at 2810 9th Street SE.

01/21/2014

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Crews Battle Fire At Glencoe Monster Truck Company

A massive fire broke out at a Glencoe business early Monday evening. According to the McLeod County Sheriff’s office, the fire was first reported at 5:25 p.m. at a truck accessory company called Sidco 4×4 at 2810 9th St. E. Nine fire departments responded to the scene to battle the blaze, including those of Glencoe and Plato. Several ambulances also responded, but Plato Fire Chief Jay Wood says no one was hurt.

01/20/2014

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Arsonist Attacks St. Paul Bar Again

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.

01/20/2014

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None Injured In Massive Wis. Nursing Home Fire

It took more than 100 firefighters to stop a roaring fire Tuesday at a western Wisconsin nursing home. A new wing being built on the Glenhaven Nursing Home caught fire in Glenwood City at around 5 a.m.

01/14/2014

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Officials: Cottage Grove Fire Could Be ‘Suspicious’

Authorities are investigating a fire in an apartment building on Hearthside Avenue in Cottage Grove, Minn.

01/12/2014

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1 Dead In St. Paul Fire

One person is dead after a fire at a home in St. Paul. Firefighters responded around 4:30 a.m. Sunday to the fire on Glendale Street. When they arrived, they found flames on one side of a row of townhouses.

01/12/2014

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