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Two juveniles in custody after fire levels old train depot in Pembine

THE UNION DEPOT, built in 1887, was destroyed by fire Monday in Pembine, Wis. (Submitted photo)

PEMBINE, Wis. — Two teen males have been taken into custody after a fire this morning destroyed a 132-year-old railroad building in Pembine, according to the Marinette County Sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Jerry Sauve released no further information on how the two, ages 14 and 16, might be connected to the incident.

Though crews arrived within minutes after the fire was reported about 10:44 a.m., much of the Union Depot already was in flames, said Corey Bereza of the Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine Fire Department.

Damage appeared to be confined to the building itself, which is rated a total loss, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

The 1887-built depot was used to store railroad track repair equipment and was shared by Canadian National Railway and Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad.

The Union Depot, built in 1887, was destroyed by fire Monday in Pembine, Wis. (Submitted photo)

The fire remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and fire department.

Also assisting at the fire were Amberg Fire and Rescue and Pembine-Dunbar-Beecher Rescue Squad.

The Union Depot, built in 1887, was destroyed by fire Monday in Pembine, Wis. (Submitted photo)

The Union Depot, built in 1887, was destroyed by fire Monday in Pembine, Wis. (Brian Christensen/Daily News photo)

The Union Depot, built in 1887, was destroyed by fire Monday in Pembine, Wis. (Brian Christensen/Daily News photo)

The Union Depot, built in 1887, was destroyed by fire Monday in Pembine, Wis. (Photo by Vern Schultz)

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