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Sheriff seeking information on arson south of Dassel

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LITCHFIELD -- A Friday evening arson fire at a foreclosed home south of Dassel is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's office.

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Anyone with information regarding the fire is encouraged to call the Meeker County Sheriff's Office at 320-693-5411 or the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-725-2020. A reward of up to $2,500 may be available for information leading to the identification of persons responsible for this fire.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded around 7:50 p.m. Friday to a report of suspicious activity and found smoke in the residence. The Dassel Fire Department was called to make sure that the fire was out.

It appears that someone broke a window into the home, which was empty and under foreclosure, and attempted to set the home on fire, but the small blaze burned itself out.

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