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The blaze gutted the 700-square-foot cabin, located on heavily wooded Department of Natural Resources property on the south bank of the Willow River. Photo by Randy Hanson

Update: 4 teens tied to cabin fire

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Four Hudson teenagers face charges of trespassing and criminal damage to property in connection with a fire that destroyed a cabin at 977 Trout Brook Road on Friday afternoon.


The teens are accused of breaking into the cabin, where they found and set off fireworks that started the blaze.

"All have admitted to it - given statements to their involvement in it," St. Croix County Sheriff Dennis Hillstead said Monday.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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