Law enforcement investigating a string of fires Friday night; deemed to be arson

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(ABC 6 News) – Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office, are investigating a string of suspicious fires that occurred Friday night.

It started with the Pine Island Fire Dept. being called to a brush fire around 9:30 p.m. taking crews around 30 to 40 minutes to extinguish.

Less than an hour later at 10:15, the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Dept. was called to a fire at an abandoned property in Mazeppa.

No additional details are being released at this time, however, the state fire marshal indicated that the fire in Mazeppa was intentionally set. There are no suspects at this time, according to GCSO.

Later at 11:30 p.m., the Pine Island Fire Dept. was called to another brush fire in the area.

According to PIFD Chief Brandon Sather, there have been 5 fires within the last week, all of which are determined to be intentionally set.

This is a developing story and ABC 6 News will release more information as it becomes available to us.