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Dogs, cat rescued after arsonist sets Minn. animal hospital on fire

Police say five dogs and a cat were rescued from an animal hospital that was intentionally set on fire Sunday morning in North Branch. Firefighters from North Branch, Harris, Rush City and Stacy worked to put out blaze.
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Police said five dogs and a cat were rescued from an animal hospital that was intentionally set on fire Sunday morning in North Branch, The Associated Press reported.

Firefighters from North Branch, Harris, Rush City and Stacy worked to put out blaze at the North Branch Veterinary Hospital at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, which the state fire marshal determined was a case of arson.

The animals rescued from the facility were uninjured.

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