Restaurant Owner Charged with Setting Fire to Business
HALLOCK (AP) -- A northwestern Minnesota woman is accused of setting fire to her restaurant to collect insurance money.
Tamara DeVore is charged with first-degree arson and insurance fraud. Prosecutors say DeVore set fire to the Caribou Grill in Hallock on Feb. 21.
Investigators say a person who was at the bar escaped without being injured. Authorities say DeVore could be seen on security video entering and exiting a storage room, then leaving the area several minutes before heavy smoke filled the room.
It's not clear if DeVore has hired an attorney to speak on her behalf.