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Mailbox fire considered to be arson

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A mailbox fire at Westview Center is being treated as arson, according to the Hastings Fire Department.

The box, a U.S. Postal Service drive-up mail collection box located in the parking lot, had a fire lit inside it sometime Wednesday night or Thursday, July 3 or 4, said Fire and EMS Director Mike Schutt. It was discovered Friday when a postal carrier attempted to collect the mail. The fire was contained within the box, and all the contents were burned.


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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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