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Fatal Aug. 14 fire in Grand Forks started on stove

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Investigators say a house fire in which a retired Grand Forks attorney died started on the kitchen stove and spread to nearby combustibles and the kitchen cabinets.

Eighty-six-year-old Fred Arnason died Aug. 14. He was a former assistant Grand Forks County prosecutor who later started a private law practice.

Grand Forks fire officials have ruled the fire accidental.

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