Sun Prairie Duplex Fire Ruled an Arson

Posted Monday, February 11, 2013 --- 12:46 p.m.

Press Release from the Sun Prairie Police Department:

On Saturday, February 9, 2013 at approximately 1:44 P.M., the Sun Prairie Fire Department responded to the 1200 block of Schumann Street in the City of Sun Prairie for a report of a structure fire. The Fire Department was able to get the fire under control within approximately 15 minutes with 20 personnel. Fire Department staff estimated the damage to the structure exceeded $40,000. Based on observations at the scene, Fire Department staff believed the cause of the fire to be suspicious and alerted the Police Department at that time.

A joint investigation was conducted with the Sun Prairie Police Department, Sun Prairie Fire Department, Dane County Sheriff’s Office, and Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation/ State Fire Marshal. At the conclusion of the on scene investigation, investigators have ruled the cause of the fire to be arson. At this time, there are no suspects in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

If you have information regarding this investigation, you are asked to contact Detective Wilson at the Sun Prairie Police Department via phone at 608-837-7336. Anonymous information can be submitted via our tip line 608-837-6300. Tips can also be provided to the Wisconsin Arson Hotline at 800-362-3005 or online at A reward of up to $5000 is available for the conviction of an arsonist through the Wisconsin Arson Insurance Council.

This is an ongoing investigation and there is no further information available at this time.

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