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Burning continues in Twin Cities, with new fires starting Friday
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Burning continues in Twin Cities, with new fires starting Friday

Parts of south Minneapolis look like a war zone.

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A huge area surrounding the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct are in a smoky haze Friday morning as fires and smoldering rubble from a second night of protesting and riots continue to burn.

State police and soldiers from the National Guard have blocked off the area around the police station, which is still standing but significantly damaged from fire set by rioters who breached the building after Mayor Jacob Frey ordered officers to evacuate due to an "imminent" threat Thursday night.

Numerous other businesses and buildings in the area of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue have been damaged or destroyed by fires, as are a litany of shops and stores along Lake Street from 21st Street to Hiawatha Avenue, which spans two blocks.

The worst damage in that area is on the north side of Lake Street, with nearly every business on Lake and 21st and Lake and 22nd badly damaged, many of them completely destroyed by fire.

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