63 year old transgender woman Jordana Wenzel of Olivia Mn has lost her home and her dog after her trailer was set ablaze twice, once Monday evening and again Tuesday morning.
The fire department responded both times and the state fire Marshall declared the blazes arson.
Wezel says she had been threaten a number of times recently and believes the fire were a hate crime.
“Because of my transexualism…that’s where the hate crime part comes in,” Wenzel told KEYC TV.
Fortunately nether Wenzel or her roommate were home when the fires were set but her home was uninsured.
Information on the latest fire should be forwarded to the Olivia Police Department at 320-523-2700; the state arson hotline at 1-800-723-2020; or Renville Crime Stoppers at 1-800-720-3790.
Donations to assist the fire victims can be sent to Citizens State Bank Olivia, 111 South 10th Street, Olivia, MN 56277.