The State Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate a fire that destroyed four outbuildings at the former Boy Scout Camp off Highway 10.
Undersheriff Bob Ernst said Wyandotte firefighters were called to the scene at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 13. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered four small buildings engulfed in flames.
Authorities believe the fires may have been set intentionally.
“The fire marshall has been called in to investigate for possible arson,” said Ernst. “But, due to the icy roads, I doubt he will make it here today.”
The former Cherokee Boy Scout Camp was operational for over 50 years in Ottawa County, bringing thousands of young campers to the area each year.
The majority of the property was purchased by the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe in May of 2007. At the time of purchase, tribal dignitaries expressed a desire to preserve the native plants and animals on the 700-acre camp.
There was later talk of expanding the facilities on the property to develop a tribal judicial center.
Anyone with information about Saturday’s fire is asked to contact the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 542-2806.