The Bayfield County Sheriff's Department is investigating a series of arson fires. The investigators are seeking information from the public which may lead to the arrest of the person/persons responsible for these fires.
At the time of this release, these fires have only caused property damage. There have been no injuries associated with the fires themselves, or to emergency service personnel responding to them.
The most recent fire occurred at the old Ondossagon School on Wednesday morning, August 16, 2006, on East Ondossagaon Road, Town of Barksdale, Bayfield County. The fire was found to be suspicious in nature. The Wisconsin State Fire Marshall was contacted, and responded to help in the investigation.
Anyone with information on this or any other suspicious fire is urged to contact the Wisconsin Arson Tip Line at (800) 362-3005, or Sargent Investigator Bryan Paulsen at the Bayfield County Sheriff's Department at (715) 373-6320. Anyone with information may be eligible for a $5,000.00 reward offered by the Wisconsin Arson Tip Line.
To report information that may be related to these fires, you can call one of the numbers above, or e-mail Lt. Dan Clark at email@example.com or Sargent Investigator Bryan Paulsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.