Fire at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp under investigation

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Andrea Anderson
October 5, 2015

LAKE GENEVA—The Lake Geneva Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Sunday fire at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp.

The fire department was dispatched at 12:12 p.m. to 1724 W. Main St. for a reported structure fire, according to a department news release.

When firefighters arrived, they found the carriage house engulfed in flames, the release states.

It was unoccupied and sustained “extensive interior damage,” Capt. Mark Moller-Gunderson told The Gazette.

While he was unsure of the carriage house's purpose, Moller-Gunderson said it was not used as a dormitory. The structure is several stories tall, he said, and is one of the camp's original buildings.

A damage estimate was not available, but the building is not a total loss, he said.

“The camp is obviously working to see if it can be salvaged or repaired,” Moller-Gunderson said.

A town of Linn firefighter was taken to a local hospital and treated and released for smoke inhalation.

About a dozen area fire departments responded to the scene, Moller-Gunderson said. Crews were released at 6:29 p.m. Sunday.

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