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Arson to blame for house that burned to the ground in New Ulm

Fortunately, the house was vacant.

A house that burned to the ground in New Ulm on Friday, Nov. 2 has been ruled arson. 

The Brown County Sheriff's Office says it received a report of house fire around 6:45 p.m. Friday at 17048 County Road 29 in Milford Township, which is on the west side of New Ulm. 

Fortunately, the home was vacant and nobody was inside. But the blaze is being investigated as arson by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal, New Ulm Fire Department and Brown County Sheriff's Office. 

Anyone who thinks they saw anything suspicious in the area is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 507-233-6720. Tips can also be submitted via email to t

The structure was a vacant residence, and ruled arson. The fire is being investigated by Minnesota State Fire Marshall’s Office, New Ulm Fire Department, and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office tipsline@co.brown.mn.us

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