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2 arrested for fire at Circus World Museum


BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- A 20-year-old man and a juvenile have been arrested in connection with a fire and vandalism at the state Historical Society's Circus World Museum in Baraboo.

  Police Lt. Rob Sinden says a fire Monday burned a corner of the C.P. Fox Wagon Restoration Building.

  Circus World Museum Executive Director Steve Freese says someone apparently dumped gasoline on garbage cans and lit them.

  The blaze did not get inside, where antique wagons are being restored for the Great Circus Parade in Milwaukee.

  Freese says someone also got access to a trailer and spray painted a swastika and the words "Mein Kampf," the anti-Semitic, racist political treatise by Adolf Hitler.

  Freese says vandals have hit the museum other times since June.

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