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Cause of Wheaton bar fire remains undetermined

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WHEATON, Minn. - The cause of a fire that destroyed the D-Bar and Grill and a vacant former jewelry store Monday in Wheaton could not be determined, Deputy State Fire Marshal John Steinbach said today.

"Probably we'll never know" what sparked the blaze, he said. "There's too much damage."

Foul play is not suspected, Steinbach said.

There was no evidence of an appliance being left on, but the possibility can't be ruled out, he said.

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