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Records published Sept. 27

This is the records summary for Sept. 27. Renville County house fire ignited by child playing with lighter FRANKLIN--Authorities say a Sunday house fire on the southern edge of Renville County started in a sofa, and a preliminary investigation su...

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This is the records summary for Sept. 27.

Renville County house fire ignited by child playing with lighter

FRANKLIN-Authorities say a Sunday house fire on the southern edge of Renville County started in a sofa, and a preliminary investigation suggests it was caused by a child playing with a cigarette lighter.

The fire, on the 200 block of Fifth Avenue East in Franklin, was reported around 2 p.m. Everyone inside the home at the time was able to escape the flames.

According to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff's Office, responding fire crews from Franklin and Morton battled flames coming from the living room windows.

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The main floor of the home was significantly damaged from the fire, and the entire home and its contents were significantly damaged from smoke.

Franklin Ambulance, Renville County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office and the American Red Cross assisted the Franklin and Morton Fire Departments on the scene.

The Renville County Sheriff's Office and Fire Marshal's Office are continuing to investigate the fire.

Criminal damage to property

ATWATER-An Atwater man on the 19000 block of 75th Avenue Southeast reported his mailbox was smashed Saturday night. The man reported the incident to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office at 4:40 p.m. Sunday.

Tool theft

RAYMOND-A man on the 500 block of Cofield Street North in Raymond reported the theft of multiple tools from his shop. He told Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies that the theft happened Thursday. He reported the incident just before 10 a.m. Monday. Multiple tools including a chainsaw, drill and gas can were reported as stolen.

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