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Osakis Apartment Fire – Woman Faces Arson Charges

House Fire (1)

A woman has been charged with four crimes in relation to an apartment fire in Osakis on July 30th. Christine Padalino, 51, is facing felony charges of arson, burglary, and misdemeanors of interfering with firefighters and disorderly conduct. Padalino allegedly lit a chair on fire in her apartment and then tried to light a second fire in another apartment. First responders were able to stop her before the second fire was lit and the damage was contained to the first fire. Residents had to be evacuated. There were no injuries.