Authorities Search for Suspect in Cook Arson Fire

By KBJR News 1

Authorities Search for Suspect in Cook Arson Fire

October 13, 2012 Updated Oct 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM CDT

Cook, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Authorities are searching for the person who burned the home of a 79-year-old cook woman this morning.

The Cook and Orr fire departments responded to a house fire off Highway 53 north of Cook just before 7 .m.

They quickly worked to put out flames and heavy smoke quickly upon arrival.

The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire.

Authorities continue to investigate.

Rewards of up to $2,500 is offered for information leading to the identification of the person or people responsible for the fire.

The number to the Arson Hotline is 1-800-723-2020.