Sheriff’s Department Investigating Suspicious Fire

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The Pennington County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the help of the public as they investigate a suspicious weekend fire at Carpenter’s Corner, a landmark business west of Thief River Falls on Highway #1, in Numedal Township.

The fire was reported right around 1:30am Sunday, with fire crews from Warren responding along with mutual aid from Thief River Falls and Viking.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office and State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have been called in on the case, now under investigation by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Department.

The cause of the fire, outside the business in the area of an exterior door, remains unknown at this time – and happened as the bar was filled with customers Sunday Morning.
Officials are asking anyone with information concerning the fire to contact the Pennington County Law Enforcement Center in Thief River Falls; 681-6161.

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