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Wisconsin Dells fire ruled as arson, officials offer $10K reward for information

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (WISC) -- The fire that caused $5 million in damage to a dorm near a resort in Wisconsin Dells has been determined to be arson.

Officials are offering up to $10,000 to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

People can call 1-888-ATF-FIRE or go to http://www.atf.gov/atf-tips to report a tip.

The fire at an employee dormitory near the Wilderness Lodge on Thursday morning left the three-story new construction building a total loss.

The ATF is assisting the Delton Fire Department, the Lake Delton Police Department and the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation in investigating what started the fire.

Crews from 10 fire departments, three law enforcement agencies, four emergency medical services departments, three public works departments and the Salvation Army responded to the fire Thursday morning.

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