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Published November 15, 2011, 09:16 PM

Devils Lake Apartment Fire Investigated as Arson

DEVILS LAKE (WDAZ-TV) - A fire at an eight-plex apartment building in Devils Lake Tuesday morning is being investigated as arson.

DEVILS LAKE (WDAZ-TV) - A fire at an eight-plex apartment building in Devils Lake Tuesday morning is being investigated as arson.

he fire started in the basement of 801 2nd Street North East.

Devils Lake firefighters got the call just before 3 a.m. and had the fire under control in an hour.

The state fire marshal says the fire was intentionally set.

Fire Chief Jim Moe told the Devils Lake Journal that the blaze started in the basement and the building suffered extensive structural, wiring and smoke damage.

According to Moe everyone was able to get out, including the pets in spite of the heavy smoke. He also said it might be some time before the building is habitable again.

This is the second intentionally set fire at that apartment within the last five years.

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