St. Mary's Fire

A fire Tuesday night on the St. Mary's University campus is believed to have been arson related.

Winona Assistant Fire Chief Jim Multhaup said the fire was ignited in a large pile of brush and trees at the end of the University's property.

Multhaup said the university had a burn permit to allow storage of the brush and trees at the site and burn a portion of the materials at one time. He said there was no structure fire.

Multhaup said the large pile was about the size of a football field but the fire was ignited at one end.

Firefighters were called out about 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and remained on the scene for just over one hour.

Multhaup in asking anyone with information on the fire, including who started it, to call Winona Area Crime Stoppers at 457-6530, There you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

You can also call the Minnesota Arson Hotline toll free at 1-800-723-2020

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