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Pembine teens taken into custody after depot fire

Courtesy: Zac McIntyre
Courtesy: Zac McIntyre(WBAY)
Published: Jun. 17, 2019 at 12:53 PM CDT
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UPDATE:

Two Pembine teens were taken into custody after a fire that destroyed a railroad depot building in Pembine.

The Marinette County Sheriff's Office says the boys are age 14 and age 16.

At about 10:43 a.m., Marinette County dispatchers received a report of a fire at the building, which is located just west of US Highway 141.

Pembine resident Zac McIntyre posted video on Facebook showing intense flames and dark smoke.

The building was destroyed. No one was hurt.

The building was the Union Depot. It dates back to 1887,

The building was being used by the Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad.

The fire remains under investigation. The Sheriff's Office did not say why the boys were in custody or if they are facing charges.

US 141 closed to traffic at about 10:43 a.m. The highway was closed in both directions between US 8 westbound and County R. All lanes re-opened at 12:04 p.m.

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INITIAL STORY:

Fire engulfed a train depot in the Marinette County community of Pembine Monday.

The building was the Union Depot. It dates back to 1887,

Pembine resident Zac McIntyre posted video on Facebook showing intense flames and dark smoke.

US 141 closed to traffic at about 10:43 a.m. The highway was closed in both directions between US 8 westbound and County R. All lanes re-opened at 12:04 p.m.

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