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Authorities: Elk River Fatal Fire Ruled Possible ArsonAuthorities say a fire that took the life of an Elk River man late last week is being investigated as a possible arson. Firefighters were called at about 12:20 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, to a house fire on the 11000 block 187th Avenue NW in Elk River. When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed.
Body Of WA Woman, 82, Found In Burning Home Near Park RapidsFirefighters found the remains of a 82-year-old Washington state woman in the aftermath of a house fire near Park Rapids Monday afternoon. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office says fire crews were called to a burning home on the north side of Portage Lake at 1 p.m.
Southeasern Minn. Church Destroyed In FireA small church in southeastern Minnesota is a total loss after a fire early Thursday morning, according to the Fillmore County Sheriff's Office. Authorities responded to the fire at about 2:50 a.m. at Henrytown Lutheran Church, located at 36190 County Road 18, which is north of the city of Canton.
Fire Marshal: Cause Undetermined In Fire That Destroyed Horse ClubAuthorities said the cause of a fire that destroyed a bar at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake last December is undetermined.
Police: 1 Dead In Columbia Heights House FireAuthorities 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.
Charges: Man Started Fire That Led To Girlfriend's DeathA 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.
2 Found Dead In Hubbard County FireAuthorities 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.
Minn. State Fire Marshal To RetireMinnesota's top fire official is retiring. State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl will retire in December after 40 years with the Minnesota fire service, including nearly 10 years as fire marshal.
Report Shows Fire Deaths Have Dropped In MinnesotaA report from the state Fire Marshal Division shows the number of fatalities caused by fire has decreased over the past 40 years. State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl says officials are proud of the progress Minnesota has made.
Minn. Fire Marshal Gives Holiday Safety TipsMinnesota's top fire official warns the same holiday traditions that give you a warm glow can lead to fires.
Mobile Home Fire Leaves 1 Dead In Stearns CountyOne person was found dead after a mobile home was destroyed by a fire in central Minnesota on Monday morning, according to the Stearn’s County Sheriff’s Office.
Homeowner Survives Explosion That Destroys House A homeowner has survived an explosion that destroyed his house in Otter Tail County.