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Authorities say arson likely in $750,000 NE Minn. bridge blaze

Arson is the suspected cause of a fire Thursday that caused $750,000 in damages and all but destroyed an old wooden bridge that spanned the Pike River in northeastern Minnesota, authorities say. Located about 15 miles northeast of Virginia, the bridge was on a road that saw little traffic -- but without it, a fire chief says, there could be delayed response times for emergency vehicles.
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Arson is the suspected cause of a fire Thursday that caused $750,000 in damages and all but destroyed an old wooden bridge that spanned the Pike River in northeastern Minnesota, authorities say. Located about 15 miles northeast of Virginia, the bridge was on a road that saw little traffic -- but without it, a fire chief says, there could be delayed response times for emergency vehicles.

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