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FIRES

No injuries were reported.
With Western states enduring a historic drought, some towns are rejecting fireworks as a wildfire risk, even though nearly all civic fireworks displays are safely monitored by firefighters.
All residents were displaced in an apartment building off Mesaba Avenue.
A state official referred to Northeast Minnesota's string of air quality alerts as "kind of astounding."

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With above-normal fire activity expected in Canada, the region can expect smoky air this summer. But drought conditions in Minnesota have improved so the likelihood of major wildfires within the state is lower, according to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency forecast released Tuesday, April 26.
“All the volunteers were great. All the neighbors came over to help or to offer help.”
According to the complaint, "When told his house was on fire, (Devin Wayne Hadersbeck) responded, ‘I started it,’ mentioned he was sick of his old lady, and said he decided to ‘light it up.'"
Apartment building destroyed, realty office badly damaged in Saturday's blaze.
Three cats perished and the damage was described as "severe."
The fire started Wednesday night, and reignited again early Thursday morning, said the property owner.

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The cause of the fire is unknown.
The Kalevala Township fire was reported at 8 a.m. Friday. Robert Haufle, age 60, died in the fire, authorities reported.
Officials said the cause of the blaze remained unknown.

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