Fire at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp under investigation
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.