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2 Arrested in Northland College Fires

Northland College, Ashland Northland College, Ashland |  Photo: WDIO, File

Updated: March 29, 2018 01:31 PM

Two Northland College students are accused of setting fires in restrooms at the college on the same day.

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According to a news release from the Ashland Fire Department, both fires happened on March 19. A morning fire in a Wheeler Hall restroom was put out by a sprinkler system and an evening fire in a Fenenga Hall restroom extinguished itself.

No one was injured in either fire. Damage estimates are not available.

The fire department said two suspects, a 30-year-old woman from Ashland and an 18-year-old woman from the Twin Cities area, have been arrested to face possible charges of arson and recklessly endangering the safety of others.

Investigators believe the suspects and fires are not connected.

Authorities are still investigating the fires and asked anyone with information to call the Ashland Fire Department at 715-682-7052, the Ashland Police Department at 715-682-7062, or the Arson Hotline at 1-800-362-3005.

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