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Fridley Apartment Building Fire Put Out By Stovetop Extinguisher

A Fridley kitchen fire caused about $2,000 in property damage Thursday before being put out by a stovetop extinguisher.

11/21/2014

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Arson Squad Investigating String Of Fires In South Mpls.

The Minneapolis arson squad is investigating five fires started in cars or garages on the city’s south side since late last month.

11/19/2014

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Fire At La Crosse Fuels Plant Extinguished

Firefighters in La Crosse have contained a blaze that erupted from an explosion at a fuels plant. Officials say the explosion and fire erupted in an above-ground tank containing an unknown amount of diesel fuel and asphalt at Midwest Fuels Wednesday about 7 a.m.

11/19/2014

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Police Seeking Suspect After String Of Arsons In Mpls

Police are asking for the public’s help to find an arsonist in Minneapolis. According to Minneapolis Police, five fires have been intentionally set in the Phillips neighborhood since Oct. 30, with the most recent occuring on Monday.

11/18/2014

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Police: Mother, 6-Month-Old In Hospital After Mobile Home Fire

A 19-year-old mother and her 6-month-old child are in the hospital after a fire erupted in a mobile home Thursday morning, police said. According to the city of St. James, Watonwan County Dispatch received a call around 7:37 a.m. Thursday of a mobile home on fire at 50 block of 3rd Avenue North.

11/13/2014

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St. Paul Bar Badly Damaged In Fire, No Injuries

Authorities say there were no injuries but a bar just outside downtown St. Paul was badly damaged in a fire early Wednesday morning. Fire crews were called to Schroeder’s Bar at 605 Front Avenue at about 2:15 a.m. on a report of fire.

11/12/2014

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What Type Of Smoke Alarm Is Best For Your Home?

Smoke alarms are by far the most effective way to get your family out safely when there’s a fire. Still, statistics show one out of every four people who die in a house fire have a working smoke alarm in the home at the time. We went to one of the leading experts in Minnesota, Jamie Novak, to put alarms to the test.

11/11/2014

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1 Dead After Fridley Apartment Fire

A woman was taken to the hospital after a fire broke out in a Fridley apartment building early Saturday morning. Police said the fire broke out just before 6 a.m. in the 1600 block of 73rd Avenue Northeast.

11/08/2014

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Police: 2 Fires In Burnsville May Be Related

Burnsville authorities believe that two fires, set minutes apart, may have been related. According to the Burnsville Police Department, officers received a call around 10:22 a.m. Friday about a pile of burning leaves on a curb in the Norway Circle area.

11/07/2014

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Original Famous Dave’s Restaurant Destroyed In Fire

The Original Famous Dave’s barbecue restaurant, located in Hayward, Wisconsin, was destroyed in a fire early Monday morning. Owner Dave Anderson said in a Facebook post that he got a call about the fire at about 4:30 a.m. Monday.

11/03/2014

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Moorhead Fire Marshal Suspects Arson In Apt. Blaze

A reward is being offered for information about a suspected arson at a Moorhead apartment building Monday morning. Crews responded at 6:30 a.m. to an apartment fire at 2408 3rd Avenue North. No one was hurt, and firefighters were able to quickly put out the blaze.

11/03/2014

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St. Paul Man’s Burning Apartment Saved By Single Sprinkler

A stove top fire, which consumed the cabinet and crawled up the wall of a blind St. Paul man’s apartment, was extinguished by a single fire sprinkler.

10/31/2014

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Barn Fire Kills Thousands Of Animals, Workers Devastated

Employees are calling it devastating. Thousands of animals have died in a massive fire in southern Minnesota. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon just after 3 p.m. at the Cougar Run Farm, near the town of Truman. It’s about 45 minutes south of Mankato.

10/26/2014

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Fire Breaks Out At Downtown St. Paul Restaurant

A two-alarm fire broke out at a restaurant in downtown St. Paul Wednesday afternoon. The fire broke out around 2:15 p.m. at American Burger Bar at 344 North Wabasha.

10/22/2014

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Resident, Firefighter Injured In Mpls. Apartment Fire

Officials say two people suffered injuries Sunday after a fire started in a Minneapolis apartment building.

10/19/2014

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At Least Three Buildings Destroyed In North Mpls. Fire

Minneapolis firefighters spent hours Saturday night battling a multi-building fire on the city’s north side. The Minneapolis Fire Department says crews responded to the fire on the corner of Freemont and Lowry avenues just before 10 p.m.

10/19/2014

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Tossed-Out Cigarette Appears To Be Cause Of NE Mpls. House Fire

Everyone safely escaped a house fire in northeast Minneapolis Sunday thanks to an alert neighbor. Just before 3 p.m. Sunday, flames started shooting from the back of this home on Taylor Street NE.

10/12/2014

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Small Fire Forces Evacuation At Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Authorities say a small fire forced a brief evacuation of part of a concourse at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday morning. Crews were called to an area near Gate 6 on the G Concourse at the airport at about 5 a.m. after a smoke detector and sprinklers went off.

10/06/2014

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Man Arrested In Connection With Human Remains Found Near Sleepy Eye

A Springfield, Minn. man was arrested in connection with the Sleepy Eye car accident that led to the discovery of human remains last month. Twenty-six year old Miguel Angel Vazquez, of Springfield, Minn., was arrested on charges of second degree murder.

10/03/2014

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$5K Reward Offered For Information On Plymouth Playground Fire

A reward has been offered for information leading to the person, or persons, involved in a fire at a Plymouth playground earlier this year. The Minnesota Arson Reward Project is offering $5,000 for any information regarding the fire at Plymouth Creek Park. According to Plymouth city officials, the suspected arson took place on Friday, Aug. 15 around 2:20 a.m. at 3625 Fernbrook Lane.

10/03/2014

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Few Flights Still Delayed At MSP After Ill. Air Traffic Facility Fire

The effects of an airport fire in Chicago Friday continued to be felt by passengers Saturday. More than 700 flights have been canceled at Chicago’s two international airports. Authorities say a contract employee started a fire in the basement of the Aurora control center.

09/27/2014

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Flights Cancelled At MSP After Ill. Air Traffic Facility Fire

All flights in and out of Chicago’s two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban Illinois air traffic control facility sent delays and cancellations rippling through the nation’s air travel network. The incident was causing quite a headache for people trying to get to Chicago from Minneapolis.

09/26/2014

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Fire Destroys Becker, Minn., Trailer Business

Authorities are investigating after a fire started in a Becker, Minn., business Tuesday evening and totally destroyed the building.

09/24/2014

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Authorities Investigate After Body Found In Burning Car

The Steele County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found inside a burning vehicle over the weekend.

09/23/2014

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Fire Destroys Fridley Playground

Fridley Police are trying to figure out who started a fire at a playground. Crews were called on 3 p.m. Saturday to Hayes Elementary School, playground was fully engulfed in flames.

09/21/2014

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