Jul 20, 2023 | By: Lakeland News

12-Year-Old Under Investigation After Church Fire in Morrison County

Credit: Morrison County Sheriff’s Office

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a 12-year-old boy in connection with a fire at a church in Elmdale.

The fire was reported around 5:40 Tuesday afternoon at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Elmdale, which is about 20 miles southwest of Little Falls.

When deputies arrived, there was smoke coming from the back corner of the church. The Upsala Fire Department, along with mutual aid from the Bowlus Fire Department, responded and was able to keep the fire from spreading throughout the church.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office with this active investigation.

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