Shop Fire Likely Arson

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The State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of a Roy Lake Farm Shop Fire, likely set by burglars out to steal Utility Task Vehicles.

The fire is one of two last month under investigation by the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department with a $15,000 reward now being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

The May 29th fire destroyed the newly built shop in LaPrairie Township and along with it two boats, riding lawn mowers and other equipment stored inside.

Two UTV’s were taken; the theft similar to another in Clearwater County last month, also under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department, with similar thefts in Beltrami County.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department in Bagley.

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