POLICE: 'Suspicious' fire at historic town hall in Eagan
EAGAN, Minn. (KMSP) -
Fire crews in Eagan, Minn. worked early Sunday morning to clear a fire that broke out at the historic Town Hall building.
Following the cleanup and investigation, Eagan police have labeled the fire as suspicious.
The fire began around 5 a.m. at the building, located at the intersection of Pilot Knob Road and Wescott Road.
Eagan and Burnsville crews were able to save part of the building and are currently putting out hot spots.
After the original 1893 building burned down, the old Town Hall was constructed in 1914 and served as a meeting hall until 1965. The building was eventually restored to serve as a museum with memorabilia from Eagan's past when a new municipal center was built on the east side of Pilot Knob Road in 1983.
The scene is under active investigation by Eagan fire and police investigators. A reward is now being offered to anyone with information which may help solve this case. The public is asked to call the state Arson Hotline at 1-800-723-2020, the Eagan Fire Department, or the Eagan Police Tip Line at 651-675-5799.