Lebowsky Center fire blamed on arson
OWOSSO, MI — While test results are still pending, fire investigators believe the fire which destroyed the Lebowsky Center was deliberately set.
Reward posters have been placed on the theater offering up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction on arson charges.
The Owosso Community Players have 15 days to demolish the portions of the theater deemed unsafe, particularly the sagging east and west walls.
OCP Vice-President Mike Kruszowski said that the OCP would like to rebuild on the site, but engineers from the insurance company need to determine what can be saved. Care will be taken during demolition to preserve undamaged portions of the structure.
Unfortunately, the OCP’s fire insurance policy does not cover replacement costs, but it does cover demolition and selected other costs. A contractor will be hired to begin work on the building.
If you wish to make a donation to help rebuild the theater, their address is:
Owosso Community Players
P.O. Box 606
Owosso, MI 48867-0606
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