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Suspected drug-related car fire sends two to hospital


Investigators found chemicals inside of a car that caught fire and burned in Burnsville and sent two people to the hospital, leading them to suspect the blaze was drug-related.

FOX 9 reports that the driver and passenger who were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center both suffered major burns.

The Star Tribune reports that Burnsville firefighters responded to a fire call about burning leaves along a curb on Norway Circle on Friday morning. Minutes later and less than a mile away, a car was on fire in front of a home in the 2300 block of Skyline Drive, police said.

Burnsville police and fire investigators indicated that the two fires were possibly connected and drug-related. Police would not confirm what type of chemicals were found in the car, but said they present no danger to the public.

A Dakota County special operations team and members of the drug task force responded to the incident.

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