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Weekend Fire In Mpls. Now Believed To Be Arson

Minneapolis fire officials now believe someone intentionally set a weekend fire at an abandoned house. It happened early Sunday morning at 2508 Humboldt Avenue North. The house sustained extensive damage, but there were no injuries.

09/10/2014

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1 Killed In Fairmont House Fire

One person was killed early Sunday morning in a Fairmont, Minn. house fire. According to the Fairmont Police Department, at 3:47 a.m. officials responded to a call of a residential house fire in the 300 block of N. Elm Street.

09/07/2014

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Fire Destroys Half Of Dorset’s Restaurants

Two of the four restaurants in Dorset — a town of just 22 people in northern Minnesota — were reportedly damaged by fire overnight as severe storms rolled through the area. The general manager of the Dorset House restaurant said that she had been informed that the restaurant was consumed by flames, but hadn’t been there to see the damage herself yet. Witnesses said that the neighboring Compañeros was also damaged by fire.

09/04/2014

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Fire Guts Winona Gymnastics Facility

Fire ripped through a gymnastics training facility on Thursday in downtown Winona. Flames were coming through the roof of KidSport Gymnastics around noon. It was the former YWCA building.

09/04/2014

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61-Year-Old Woman Severely Burned In Sherburne Co. Fire

A 61-year-old woman is in the hospital with severe burns after a house fire in Sherburne County Monday. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded at 3:31 p.m. to the residential fire at 16098 57th Street SE in Santiago Township. When deputies arrived, they found the home on fire with flames coming out of the roof.

08/26/2014

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Historic Duluth Landmark Damaged In Fire

Authorities are investigating after a historic Duluth landmark was damaged by a fire. Crews were called to the Oliver G. Traphagen House early Monday to find two stories of the mansion on fire.

08/19/2014

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Arson Suspected In Plymouth Creek Playground Fire; $200K Loss Estimated

Plymouth city officials say a fire – suspected as arson – caused an estimated $200,000 in damages to a playground early Friday morning.

08/15/2014

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Multiple Cities Fight Long Prairie Salvage Yard Fire

Firefighters from several departments responded to a fire at a salvage yard in Long Prairie, Minn. Friday morning, according to city officials. The city says workers at Hwy 27 Auto Salvage were cutting off a fuel tank from a vehicle when it ignited at about 10:50 a.m.

08/15/2014

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Gender Determined Of Burned Body Found Near Dumpster

Minneapolis Police are a step closer to identifying a badly-burned body found Thursday evening near a dumpster on the city’s south side. Police say the victim is male, but they’ll likely have to rely on dental records to fully identify the victim.

08/09/2014

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Brooklyn Center Home Destroyed By Fire

A fast moving fire destroyed a Brooklyn Center home Saturday morning. Firefighters were called just before 10 a.m. to a house on 3800 block of 56th Avenue. Crews had to stay for several hours to put out all the hot spots

08/09/2014

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No One Injured In Fire Near St. Paul Courthouse

A street in downtown St. Paul, Minn. was closed off for at least an hour Friday afternoon after a fire broke out near the courthouse. Around 1 p.m. firefighters responded to a call for a fire at the Pioneer Endicott Building at 4th Street and Robert Street in downtown St. Paul.

08/01/2014

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Good Samaritan Rescues Mother, Infant From St. Paul Blaze

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.

07/29/2014

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Woman, Baby Safe After St. Paul House Fire

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.

07/28/2014

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House Fire Breaks Out In N. Mpls.

A fire broke out in a Minneapolis home late Wednesday evening. According to Minneapolis officials, a home at 42nd Street and Thomas Avenue North caught fire around 11 p.m.

07/24/2014

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Fire That Damaged Duluth Park Appears Intentional

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.

07/20/2014

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States Send Firefighting Help To Washington

Minnesota is among states sending fire crews to the state of Washington to help with wildfires that have caused evacuations and are threatening hundreds of homes. The Minnesota Incident Command System will send 40 firefighters to the Chiwaukum Creek fire near Levenworth, Washington. They will be there for up to two weeks.

07/18/2014

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Cambridge Man Saves Resident From Trailer Home Inferno

The resident of a trailer home in Cambridge, Minn. was rescued from an inferno caused by exploding oxygen tanks Saturday morning. Cambridge Fire crews were called to the blaze just before 9 a.m. in a trailer home at 2235 Red Pine Dr. S.

07/12/2014

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Police: Woman Arrested For Arson After Stabbing

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.

07/12/2014

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Officials: House Fire In St. Cloud Caused By Bird’s Nest

St. Cloud fire officials determines the cause of a house fire the occurred at the beginning of the month to be a bird’s nest. According to officials, around 12:41 a.m. July 5, a fire broke out at a home in the 600 block of 7th Avenue North. The fire was later determined to be caused by an abandoned bird nest that was on top of a dual porch floodlight.

07/10/2014

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Used Fireworks Blamed For Fire That Destroyed ATV

Authorities in Stearns County say used fireworks may have sparked a fire that destroyed a trailer and all-terrain vehicle. No one was hurt. The sheriff’s office says the fire was reported late Friday night in North Branch.

07/05/2014

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Truck Damaged In Roseville Building Fire

A truck sustained considerable damage Friday after a fire at a Roseville industrial building. The fire broke out Friday afternoon inside a building that housed multiple businesses. Firefighters say the heat from the fire caused propane cylinders on a semi without a trailer to explode.

07/04/2014

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Fire Rips Through Historic Waterville Building

Fire crews responded to a multi-unit structure fire in downtown Waterville, Minn. Thursday morning. According to Waterville Fire Chief Chris Meskan, the structure affected is the Old Rogers Building, located on 128 3rd Street South.

07/03/2014

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North Mpls. House Fire Investigated As Arson

The Minneapolis Fire Department says a late Wednesday night house fire in north Minneapolis is being investigated as arson.

07/03/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 7-3-14

Miss something from Thursday’s show? Check out Dave’s Podcast Page.

07/03/2014

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6 Months Later, Cedar-Riverside Fire Victims Feel Forgotten

It was half a year ago Tuesday when a fire erupted through the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was early New Year’s Day morning when an apartment building exploded into flames. Three lost their lives six months ago, but for others that day was only the beginning of the pain.

07/01/2014

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