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Fire in St. Paul suburb leaves 17 homeless

Associated Press

NEWPORT, Minn. -- Seventeen people were homeless Sunday after fire severely damaged a four-plex apartment building in this St. Paul suburb.

Nobody was hurt in the fire, which started around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

One resident told KSTP-TV that her husband may have accidentally started the fire while he was cooking on the stove.

Newport is southeast of St. Paul. The fire quickly drew firefighters from the area, but not in time to prevent the building's complete loss.

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The Red Cross was trying to find temporary homes for the seventeen residents of the building. Eleven of them are children.

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