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Towels catch fire at Whistle Binkies on the Lake

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Firefighters were called to a popular Rochester restaurant early Tuesday morning after smoke detectors went off.

Crews say when they arrived at Whistle Binkies on the Lake around 1 a.m., they found smoke in the building and kitchen towels on fire in a laundry basket.

The fire was quickly put out and limited to the basket.

Nobody was inside the building at the time. 

Investigators say the fire appears to have been caused by spontaneous combustion of the oil and grease soaked towels.

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