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Fire at Franciscan Missions in Racine County

Firefighters were called out to an early morning fire at Franciscan Missions on Browns Lake Road in the Village of Rochester.

The call came in around 5:50 Tuesday morning. The person calling said they smelled smoke, and there was a fire when firefighters arrived on scene.  

The Racine County Sheriff's Department tells us that they requested the Racine County Fire Investigation Task Force to respond to the scene.

Initial reports tell us that the fire was electrical, and may have come from a ceiling fan. The fire was contained to one office area, but did take firefighters an hour and a half to put out.

Damage is estimated at $75,000 dollars, with smoke damage throughout the building.

There are no reports of any injuries at this time. It is not known if there were any sprinklers in the building.

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