Police: Wayside Fire Was Arson

During the early morning hours of February 24, 2016, a fire was reported at a well known
local restaurant and tavern, the Wayside Bar, located at 295 W. Division Street in
the City of Fond du Lac. This business has been a landmark in the community and is
located on a well-traveled street. Investigators with the Fond du Lac Police Department,
Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation/State
Fire Marshal’s Office have determined the cause of the fire to be arson. Investigators are
seeking assistance from the public with the investigation. Anyone with information is
asked to contact Detective Lee Mikulec at (920)322-3726 or by calling the Wisconsin
Arson Hotline at 800-362-3005. There is up to a $5,000.00 reward for information
leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist. Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue photo.