A suspicious fire is under investigation by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Department and the Cresco Fire Department.
A fire at an abandoned house at 3105 318th Ave. in Orleans Township (rural Cresco), was reported Saturday morning. The house had burned to the ground during the night. The cause of the fire is unknown. The house is owned by Thomas McGee and Vicki Jo McGee.
The property was formerly known as the “Brown Zoo” and had chimpanzees, buffalo and other animals.