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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Monday, October 06, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Multi-million Dollar Historic Home Catches Fire on Bushaway Road

5 Eyewitness News is reporting:

Wayzata Firefighters responded to a 911 call at about 5:00 this morning in the 400 block of Bushaway Road in Wayzata. The home had at one time belonged to Virginia Piper, who was kidnapped in 1972 and held for a $1,000,000 ransom, the largest ever at that time.

The Anderson family has occupied the home for the last 21 years. They believe a fire in the fire place yesterday started the fire. When interviewed on 5 Eyewitness news, Audrey Anderson was extremely thankful, and had refused to turn on the heat opting for a fire instead.

According to the same report, the fire was contained in the attic of the home.

To watch the report, follow this link:

Fire damages historic Wayzata home

The fire will create an extremely busy day for the the Wayzata Fire Department as they are scheduled to have their annual Open House today from 4-7 pm at the Wayzata Fire Station at City Hall.

Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for all the latest breaking Wayzata news.

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