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UPDATE: Six Fires Set Following Rose Bowl Win

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - East Lansing firefighters say they responded to six fires following the Spartans win in the Rose Bowl.

Four of them were couches or other furniture found in the middle of the street, others were branches.

The fires, which started within minutes of the end of the game, were quickly put out. Firefighters say none of them were big or serious.

Most happened in the hour after the game ended at around 8:30 p.m. Firefighters say they appear to have died out and they hope the worst is over.

The actions still bear a strong resemblance to post-game celebrations that have followed big wins or losses by MSU football and basketball teams.

East Lansing police say they're prepared for anything that might happen after the game, although they had hoped that the break, the temperatures, and the snow would minimize or eliminate any problems.

It's a relatively quiet night and a far cry from the more than 50 fires that were set in the wake of the Big Ten championship win in early December. 24 people ahve been charged and 21 have been arraigned as of December 30.

Officials credit that most MSU students are on winter break, temperatures in the single digits and several inches of snow on the ground for helping keep things quiet. 

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