Blaze destroys historic buildings at Catholic high school seminary

An early morning fire Saturday in the Milwaukee archdiocese destroyed historic buildings at St. Lawrence High School Seminary in Mount Calvary, one of the few remaining high school seminaries in the country.

No one was injured in the five-alarm blaze that leveled the seminary's original chapel and the adjoining St. Joseph Hall, both built in 1873 atop a tall hill overlooking a region known as the Holy Land east of Fond du Lac.

Firefighters from 41 agencies in Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Winnebago and Calumet counties responded to the fire shortly after daybreak.