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Bagley fire believed to be accidental

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BAGLEY – Authorities determined the Tuesday apartment fire that killed a 92-year old woman to be accidental.

The Clearwater County sheriff’s office also identified the woman Friday as Edna Leone Halvorson of Bagley.


“The cause of the fire is accidental, believed to be started by (a) smoldering cigarette in a chair,” the sheriff’s office stated in a press release.

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John Hageman
John Hageman covers local business and Grand Forks' legislative delegation. Get more business news at 
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