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Update: Early Morning Fire Believed to be Part of Recent Arson String

By KBJR News 1

Update: Early Morning Fire Believed to be Part of Recent Arson String

July 31, 2012 Updated Jul 31, 2012 at 6:08 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Duluth Fire Officials believe that an early morning garage fire is part of the recent string of arsons that has plagued the Twin Ports in recent weeks.

The Duluth Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire which damaged power lines and left homes without service.

Around 1:00 a.m., the Fire Department responded to the scene on 56th Ave West and say that the garage was engulfed in flames and had consumed the garage.

The neighboring garage also received damage due to the intensity of the flames.

While the blaze was burning, calls came in about a vehicle on fire two blocks away--a pattern, says Arson Investigator Todd Kuusisto, that is synonymous with prevous arson cases in the Northland.

Officials say that there were no injuries reported and the total damage estimates are $30,000.

Minnesota Power crews were on scene working to restore service to the affected homes.

Officials believe that this fire may have been started by the same person or persons who have set fire to multiple garages around the Twin Ports.


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