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Learn more about how we investigate fires

​The cause of a Dec. 26 fire in Hibbing that killed two children and their grandparents is still under investigation by our office and local officials.

Investigating fatal fires is our top priority and one of the most important things we do. Get a behind-the-scenes look at a fire investigation in this video


An escape plan could save your life

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It’s the middle of the night. Suddenly, a piercing beep fills the air. What would you do? What would your children do? Would you automatically head for the front door blocked by flames instead of jumping out a window. Maybe — if you didn’t have an escape plan and practice it.

On the heels of several recent fire deaths, including two children in Hibbing, we’re reminding Minnesotans to practice their family escape plan. You and your family are more likely to safely escape a fire if you have created (and practiced) an escape plan.

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Video Description: Working smoke alarms and quick-thinking gave a grandmother and granddaughter critical seconds needed to safely escape a burning home.