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Burned clothing hangs Monday in the charred remains of the Olivia building that housed the Food Shelf among other business. The state fire marshal says the fire is a result of arson. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Food shelf apparent target in downtown Olivia, Minn., fire


OLIVIA -- The Olivia Police Department and Renville County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's help to apprehend the person or persons responsible for setting a fire Sunday in the downtown Olivia building that held the Renville County Food Shelf, Hair Connection, American Red Cross office and an apartment unit.

No one was injured in the fire. The resident of the second-floor apartment was able to escape the building, according to the Olivia Police Department.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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