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Fire extensively damages Oconto Falls school


OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- A fire caused extensive damage to a church school in Oconto Falls, canceling classes on Wednesday.

Fire investigators are expected at St. Anthony Parish School to look for a cause of a fire that sent billowing smoke clouds and flames through the roof Tuesday night. Sixteen-year-old Vince Enneper says he was walking home from the library and spotted the fire. The teen says he pried open a door and grabbed a fire extinguisher, but the flames were too intense.

Fire Chief Tim Magnin says the fire quickly spread, igniting ceiling tiles. Area fire departments were summoned to help.

WLUK-TV reports that although the school is closed, the adjacent church will hold Ash Wednesday services.


Information from: WLUK-TV,

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