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FIRES

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.
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.
Apartment building destroyed, realty office badly damaged in Saturday's blaze.
Following an investigation into the cause of Jan. 6 fire that destroyed two historical warehouses, what started the blaze remains unknown

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The fire destroyed a pickup truck and caused significant damage to the garage.
The Superior Fire Department said flames were pushing through the roof and windows.
Mike Hendrickson and Jesse Schmidt were among the first to arrive at Tropics nightclub in downtown Fargo after it was set ablaze in April 2000.
The Jan. 6 fire destroyed two vacant, historic buildings.
Nine of the dead were children, the New York Times reported.
The fire started in the kitchen oven, firefighters said.

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Two buildings were lost in the fire.
Prevention, working smoke detectors can keep people safe this winter season.
Capt. Mike Hoyt: “Tactically, these will be a huge game changer."

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