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Historic School House Fire Ruled as Arson

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HOWELL, Mich. (WLNS) - The Howell School District is looking at what to do with an old school house that caught fire early Friday morning.

When firefighters arrived, the roof was completely engulfed in flames.

The 133-year-old one room school house hasn't been used since the 1950s and was restored back in the 1990s by the Fleming School Agency. It was named a Michigan Historic Site in 1994.

The Livingston County Sheriff's Department says that the fire was intentionally started and they are actively looking for the suspect(s) involved.

The Michigan Arson Prevention Committee is offering up to $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and/or conviction of the person(s) responsible. If you have any information, you're asked to call 800-44-ARSON, the Livingston County Sheriff's Department at 517-546-2440, the Howell Area Fire Marshal at 517-546-0560 or Crime Stopper at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

The fire remains under investigation.

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