Fire that destroyed old school building ruled arson

Lincoln school building fire greenleaf 2 9-5-2016

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – Someone intentionally set fire to an old school building in Brown County earlier this month.

The Sheriff’s Office says the cause of the blaze at the Lincoln School building in the Town of Rockland has been ruled arson.

In the early morning hours of Sept. 5, a newspaper delivery person witnessed the fire and called authorities.

When crews arrived on scene, the building located at the intersection of Old Martin and Ryan Roads was engulfed in flames.

“The building had no electrical or heat sources prior to the fire,” says a statement from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

The old school was built in 1922. It served as a Town Hall until 1999.

The owner told Action 2 News that the building had been empty for about 15 years. He said there had been issues with kids breaking into the building in the past.

The fire remains under investigation.

 

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