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St. Paul fire investigated as possible arson

St. Paul fire investigated as possible arson Photo: KSTP

Updated: October 22, 2019 02:24 PM

Officials are investigating a house fire in St. Paul as a possible arson, according to a news release.

The St. Paul Fire Department said firefighters responded to a report of a house fire on the 200 block of Jenks Avenue at about 2:20 a.m. Monday. Crews extinguished the flames and searched the home, and all residents were safely evacuated.

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The department said no victims were found, and nobody was injured.

In total, the department said 13 fire companies and about 52 fire department personnel were on scene for over two hours.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. However, the department said the cause is believed to be incendiary.

The department posted arson reward signs and are offering rewards up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible.

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