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Fire investigation ongoing at Butch's Bar

The State Fire Marshall was the latest to help investigate the fire at Butch’s Bar on Wednesday. The Fire Marshall and his team are assessing the integrity of the building so the body of the deceased individual can be removed safely and a more thorough search of the structure can take place. Assistant Police Chief Dan Brinkman said in his release that heavy equipment is on the scene to collapse the walls and the Medical Examiner is on stand by for when the body is removed. Brinkman also warned people who are inside the protected area will be asked to leave and may even receive a citation. The FAA also issued a one-mile radius temporary flight restriction for all drones except for public safety. The organization may issue subsequent temporary restrictions until after the scene is cleared.


There was no news about the person who was still unaccounted for as of Tuesday morning. Firefighters first reported to the scene of Butch’s Bar at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Monday with flames and smoke billowing out. The building, which consisted of the bar and several residential units, is severely compromised.


The United Way of Door County and Nicolet National Bank have set up a relief fund to support the fire’s victims.



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