UPDATE: Lightning possible cause of fire at Boston School Forest

Plover Fire Chief said fire caused ‘significant damage’ to basement
The sign outside the Boston School Forest which is part of the Stevens Point Area School...
The sign outside the Boston School Forest which is part of the Stevens Point Area School District.(WSAW)
Published: Aug. 27, 2021 at 11:10 PM CDT
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PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) - The Plover Fire Chief said a fire late Friday night caused significant damage to the basement of a building at the Boston School Forest.

The report came in just before 10:30 p.m. at the 80-acre facility on the 5000 block of Lincoln Ave.

The chief said the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but that lightning is the most probable cause. Crews from multiple departments were able to contain the fire in about 30 minutes.

Lt. Coey with the Portage County Sheriff’s Office said Plover, Town of Hull, Bancroft, Rudolph, and Grand Rapids departments were initially called to the scene.

Map of fire at Boston School Forest
Map of fire at Boston School Forest(WSAW)

Lt. Coey says no injuries have been reported, but while crews were working to put out the fire roads in the area were blocked off.

The Boston School Forest is operated by the Stevens Point School District for environmental education for the students.

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