Suspicious fire damages historic Eagan Town Hall

Authorities urge public to call arson hotline with information

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An suspicious fire damaged Eagan’s historic Town Hall at Wescott and Pilot Knob roads on Sunday morning. The incident is being investigated by Eagan Police and Fire. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)

A suspicious fire severely damaged a piece of Eagan history on Sunday morning.

The blaze broke tore through the historic Eagan Town Hall at about 5 a.m. on Sept. 8 damaging the roof, a wall and several irreplaceable artifacts.

Eagan firefighters brought the fire at Wescott and Pilot Knob roads under control after a few minutes.

No one was injured but traffic on Pilot Knob Road was blocked off for about three hours.

The incident is under investigation by Eagan Fire and Police. A reward is being offered to anyone with information which may help solve the case. Those with information are urged 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.

The building is Eagan’s second town hall. The first, built in the 1800s was destroyed by a fire. Built in 1914, the Town Hall was used for meetings until 1965.

Most recently, it has been used by the Eagan Historical Society to house historic photos and displays.

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