Photo courtesy Jean Deering
NORTH BRANCH, Minn. - North Branch police are asking for the public's help after an arsonist set fire to the North Branch Veterinary Hospital, just the latest in what appears to be a series of intentionally-set blazes.
Police say five dogs and a cat were rescued without injury after fire officials were called to the fire at 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
Fire officials from North Branch, Harris, Rush City and Stacy scrambled to put out the blaze.
The state fire marshal confirmed this is a case of arson.
Authorities are offering an award of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call North Branch police at (651) 674-8848 or the arson hotline at (800) 723-2020.
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