The investigation of an early Tuesday morning fire at Butch’s Bar in Sturgeon Bay continues as one unidentified body has been recovered and another person is unaccounted for as of 2 pm Tuesday. One person was sent to a hospital with burns earlier. Sturgeon Bay Police Chief Dan Brinkman says nine of the 20 apartments upstairs were occupied at the time of the fire.
Firefighters first reported to the scene of Butch’s Bar at the corner of Third Avenue and Nebraska Street at approximately 3:30 am with flames and smoke billowing out. The fire department had a ladder truck on-site to attack the fire from above while flames shot up over the building from the inside.
Brinkman says the building remained very compromised. Fire marshals are working with an investigative crew to gain more access inside the burned-out concrete stone structure.
We will have more information on this fire when it is released.