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Police: Illegal fireworks wipe out portable toilet in Medina

Officials are seeking the public's help in identifying those involved.

Police are searching for the person or people who were lighting off fireworks at a park in Medina last weekend that may have let to a portable toilet burning to the ground. 

The portable toilet before the incident. 

The portable toilet before the incident. 

A fire was reported at Lakeshore Park, 2975 Lakeshore Ave., on Lake Independence around 12:18 a.m. on July 18. When police arrived, they found the porta-potty, trash cans and wooden fencing engulfed in flames, the Medina Police Department said on Facebook Friday

Neighbors said "large fireworks" were being lit off shortly before the fire was reported. 

"At this time is it not known if the fire was accidental or intentional," police said. 

Officials are asking the public's help to identify the people who were lighting off illegal fireworks at the park the night of July 17 to the early hours of July 18. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 763-473-9209.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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