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By Joe Block 

United Church of Christ steeple burns


August 15, 2019

The United Church of Christ in Mazomanie lost its steeple and bell tower to fire Sunday, Aug. 11. It was a suspected lightning strike.

The Mazomanie Fire Department arrived on scene at 2:50 a.m. to find the steeple fully engulfed in flames. The department knocked down the fire. Black Earth Fire, District One EMS, and Dane County Sherriff’s deputies provided assistance.

The fire was contained to the steeple of the 137-year-old building, causing water and smoke damage as well. Mazomanie Fire remained on scene until 5:45 a.m. to ensure the fire was extinguished.

Mazomanie Fire chief Mark Gei...

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