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South Dakota investigators use arson-sniffing dog

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A specially trained dog is helping South Dakota investigators figure out if fires are intentionally set.

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KSFY-TV reports Maggie the fire dog goes through one hour of training every day so she can sniff out chemicals used to start a fire.

Chris Konrad is Maggie's handler and an agent with the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and says she can do in 10 to 15 minutes what would take investigators a lot longer.

The DCI got Maggie from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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