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The abandoned house on Third Street East has been the subject of numerous police calls, so it didn't surprise anyone that it burned extensively Friday night and may be caused by arson. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Fire destroys 'problem house' near downtown PR

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An abandoned house that's been a perennial problem for Park Rapids law enforcement turned into a suspicious inferno Friday night.

A reward has been posted for tips leading to the suspected arson on Third Street East near downtown.


Park Rapids firefighters had to call for mutual aid from Menahga, said Fire Chief Donn Hoffman. Fifteen Park Rapids and 10 Menahga firefighters fought the blaze.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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