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$2,500 Reward for Arson Information

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 at 10:31 am

A $2,500 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest in the arson case at the former Ogilvie School.

The structure was almost fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, Sunday, and homes near the building were temporarily evacuated for safety precautions.  The paper also reports, multiple walls, a majority of the second floor and the school’s roof all collapsed.

Ogilvie, Mora, Milaca and Dalbo fire departments responded to the blaze at the school building  near the intersection of Highways 23 and 47 shortly after 5 a.m.  The building is a total loss.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-723-2000 or the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office at 320-679-8400.

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