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Police said fire at Dollar Tree in Kaukauna was set

No employees or patrons injured
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Posted at 10:31 AM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 16:45:56-04

UPDATE: Kaukauna Police and Fire, along with the assistance of Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation, were able to determine the cause of the fire at the Dollar Tree to be a set fire.

A suspect is in custody. Police said the suspect is a juvenile female.

The case is being forwarded to Outagamie County Youth and Family Services.

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KAUKAUNA (NBC 26) — The Kaukauna Fire Department said a fire occurred at the local Dollar Tree around 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Dollar Tree is located at 321 East Ann Street in Kaukauna.

Firefighters said flames were in the center of the building and black smoke was spilling out of the structure.

According to Dollar Tree employees, none of their employees or patrons were inside the store when fire crews arrived. The Department commended the actions of store employees who vacated the building and provided crews with that information.

Kaukauna firefighters said they were able to stop the fire within 20 minutes with the help of the Little Chute Fire Department. Extensive damage was found to the contents of the store and building structure.