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Caretaker thinks house fire may be hate crime

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PLOVER, Wis (WSAU)  The caretaker of a vacant home in Plover says a fire last month may be arson, and may be a hate crime. Anti-gay graffiti was sprayed on the owners truck at 3711 Post Road less than a day before the fire. The home was destroyed in an early-morning blaze on April 26th.

The fire department says the cause of the fire is still under investigation. It's one of at least two suspicious fires in the Stevens Point area.

The caretaker, Ed Deyo of Amherst, says the home smelled of lighter fluid and several old shop rags were found in the area.

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