arson

Fire/Smoke Damage To School
8:14 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Teens Arrested for Burlington Arson

The Burlington Police Department arrested Austin Williams, 13, of Burlington and Daniel Lynn, 13, also of Burlington, in connection with a "suspicious" fire at Corse Elementary School.

The juveniles are charged with 2nd Degree Arson, which is a Class C Felony that carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.

The Burlington Fire Department responded to an automatic fire alarm at the school at 9:07 P.M. on Sunday, August 5.  They discovered a fire on the roof and smoke in the hallways.

The estimated damage to the school is less than $10,000.

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Bushnell wants building owners to tear it down
4:36 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Burned-out Restaurant is a Hazard

The Brickhouse Restaurant in Bushnell burned down in March of 2011.

Nothing has been done to the Main Street site since the fire. Debris remains in the alley behind it.

Mayor Steve Russell says the building is an eyesore and a safety hazard.

He says, “A lot of people say, 'You know, how much longer do we have to look at this mess? Can't we get it cleaned up? And, of course, if we condemn the property and the city goes in and does it it's going to cost several thousands of dollars.”

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