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UPDATE: DCI looking into fire at Evansville stadium


EVANSVILLE (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation is now looking into a fire at Evansville High School's stadium.

The press box caught fire around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night. Police officers were doing security checks at the high school when they first noticed the smoke.

The Rock County Sheriff's Department says the damage is extensive.

Officers are asking anyone with information about the fire to come forward.


EVANSVILLE (WKOW) -- A fire breaks out at the Evansville High School's stadium.

It happened about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday on the 600 block of South Fifth Street in Evansville. The stadium's press box was on fire. Six different fire departments were sent to the area.

A viewer says the flames went about 20 feet above the press box. Rock County Communications reports the press box may collapse, but that has not yet been confirmed.

Fire inspectors have not released a cause for the fire yet.

Stay with for the latest about this developing story.

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