MOUNT CALVARY, WI (WTAQ) - An old building that housed the music rooms and admissions department at St. Lawrence Seminary is being torn down after a fire Saturday morning.
The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s office said crews were called to the 300 block of Church Street around 5:30 a.m.
Multiple fire crews were called to the Mount Calvary seminary in what's being called the biggest call in the history of the county's MABAS emergency call system.
“I talked to my first two guys in. They met heavy fire. They actually got in a little too deep and they pulled out. They got out and that’s when we went defensive,” Mark Petrie, Mount Calvary fire chief, told FOX 11.
The 140-year-old building sits on top of the hill which made it difficult for fire crews.
“With that load of fire the hydrant system was capped out so we had to have water trucked in from lakes and ponds,” Petrie said.
The investigation continues into the cause of the fire. School officials aren't sure if they will rebuild.
Students have only 5 days left until winter break, and officials have advised that all students call their parents and inform them of the fire.
School officials say that classes will resume on Monday.
(Additional reporting from FOX 11).