Arson Arrest-House fire in Britt, MN

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St. Louis County Sheriff's Office News Release

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Incident Time:  12:14 PM

Incident location: 

Unorganized Township 60-18, 8600 Block Donnywood Circle W. Britt, MN (Approximately 10 miles North of Virginia, MN)

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Name: Devin Wayne Hadersbeck



Age: 51



Address: Britt, MN



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Incident Summary: 

On 4/15/2022, at approximately 12:14 PM St. Louis County Sheriff's Office Deputies were dispatched to a house fire in the 8600 block of Donnywood Circle W. in Britt, MN. 

A neighbor reported flames coming out of a window of the residence.  While responding to the address, Deputies encountered a male walking on a nearby roadway and discovered it was the homeowner of the residence that was on fire. 

During the course of the investigation,  the homeowner (Hadersbeck) made utterances to the Deputies related to the house fire, which lead to his arrest for arson related charges. 

Several area Fire Departments responded and were able to extinguish the fire and limit the damage to the home only.  The home appeared to sustain severe fire, smoke and water damage.

No people were injured during the fire, however (3) cats inside the residence perished as a result of the fire.  

The incident remains under investigation by the St. Louis Co. Sheriff's Office and MN State Fire Marshals Office. 

Hadersbeck was lodged at the St. Louis Co. jail in Virginia, MN pending formal charges by the St. Louis Co. Attorney's Office.


Pike-Sandy-Britt Fire Dept., Cook Fire Dept., Evergreen Fire Dept., Embarrass Fire Dept. and Mt. Iron Fire Dept. along with the Virginia Ambulance Service.

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Authority:    Lt. Jason Akerson 

Date:   4/15/2022                  Time:  6:45 PM

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