Bond set at $350K for man accused of blowing up Lyndon Station bar

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LYNDON STATION, Wis. — A judge on Tuesday set a $350,000 cash bond for the owner of a Lyndon Station bar accused of blowing it up earlier this month.

Heath Fjorden, 43, of Baraboo, faces five felony charges — including arson of a building with intent to defraud — stemming from the Sept. 1 explosion and fire at Beagles Bar on West Flint Street.

According to a criminal complaint, investigators found multiple tipped-over gas cans and gas-soaked rags in the bar’s basement after firefighters extinguished the flames. No one was in the bar at the time, but two of the three apartments attached to it had someone inside. Those people heard the explosion and were able to get out of the building.

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Fjorden has been receiving medical care for burn injuries, which, according to the complaint, he told police were from a grilling accident at his home in Baraboo.

Online court records show Fjorden is set to make his initial court appearance on Oct. 26.