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‘Suspicious’ Fire Damages Historic Eagan Town Hall

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An early morning fire damaged a piece of Eagan history. Flames broke out at the historic Eagan Town Hall around 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

The building is now used as a museum by the Eagan Historical Society.

The fire is believed to have started in the back of the building and worked its way up to the attic.

Because of the circumstances surrounding the fire, authorities are calling it “suspicious.”

Firefighters put out the flames in just a few minutes.

“I think it’s rebuildable. It’s not a total loss. The roof line had fire up and in attic but things look like it’s possible to rebuild,” said Eagan Deputy Fire Chief Pat Diloia.

Several of the firefighters on scene then worked to remove the artifacts from the building.

The 1914 Town Hall houses photos and displays of Eagan’s past.

“They’re pulling out as many treasured things they can find, so we’ll have to sort that out and see what condition it’s in,” said Tom Garrison, the communication’s director for the City of Eagan.

No word yet on the cause of the fire. No one was hurt.

This historic Town Hall is actually the second in the city. The first was lost to fire in the late 1800s.

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