South Minneapolis Neighborhood hit by a 17-fire arson spree

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Authorities are looking for the individuals that set 17 fires in the Longfellow neighborhood in south Minneapolis, KARE reported.

According to the Star Tribune, 17 fires were set between 8:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. in a 13-block area near West River Parkway.

Police said the fires were intentionally set, and were randomly set throughout the neighborhood. Ten fires started in leaf piles or in garage bags and three vehicles were also hit, as were two garages and a garbage dumpster, the Star Tribune reported.

Approximately 20 Minneapolis police squads from all five precincts, 40 officers in all, and the Special Operations Division were searching in the area overnight, according to KARE.

The police have questioned several people in the area but no arrests have been made in connection with the fires.

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