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Published July 08, 2010, 08:05 AM

Fire started by pranksters burns down two businesses

(WDAY TV) - A prank by some kids in Elk River, Minnesota went horribly wrong, burning down two businesses earlier this week.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Police say the kids started a fire in some porta-potties Tuesday night, but the hot and humid weather combined with high winds caused the fire to spread to two nearby businesses, including a home furnishings store that's been around for 4 decades.

It took more than 55 firefighters from several departments to put out the blaze.