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UPDATE: St. Lawrence Seminary students safe after fire

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MOUNT CALVARY (AP) -- The nearly 200 students at St. Lawrence Seminary are safe after a five-alarm fire at the boarding school Saturday morning.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports School spokesperson Philip Van Ermen says all students have been allowed to return to dorms.

No one was injured in the fire, which happened in St. Joseph Hall.

The cause is still being investigated.

St. Lawrence Seminary High School is a private, Catholic boarding school for male students.  It was founded in 1860 by Capuchin Franciscans.

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MOUNT CALVARY (WKOW) -- A large, 4-alarm fire has been reported at St. Lawrence Seminary High School in Fond du Lac County.

Our affiliate, WISN-TV, reports the fire was reported around 4 a.m. on Saturday at the school on Church Street in Mt. Calvary, northeast of Fond du Lac.

Father John Holly, rector and president of the school, says the fire happened in the oldest building on campus, which was built in 1870.  Holly says the building was destroyed.

According to school officials, the building was mostly office space and classes will be held Monday.

No injuries were reported.

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