Updated: Thursday, 20 Sep 2012, 4:18 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 20 Sep 2012, 5:58 AM EDT
LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) - Fire Thursday morning destroyed a historic building at Belzer Boy Scout Camp.
Around 4:20 a.m. a camp employee alerted the Ranger of the fire in the K Hut.
The structure built in 1919 is the oldest structure at Camp Belzer.
Once used as a dining hall, the building is currently used by campers.
No campers were using the building at the time of the fire.
The building is described as being slightly bigger than a residence.
When firefighters arrived they reported the building fully involved in flames and firefighters were directed to fight the blaze from outside the building.
The flames were contained within 30 minutes.
The building is reported to be a total loss.
There was some concern over possible collapse of the chimney to the structure.
Fire investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze.
Camp officials say the camp and use of grounds will still go on. Events scheduled at K-hut will be moved to other buildings
Fire destroyed another building at the camp in Nov. 2010. It reportedly took 18 months to rebuild and a great deal of volunteer hours to prepare the camp's activity building and training center for use.
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