Two bodies have now been recovered from the scene of Butch’s Bar fire that occurred on Tuesday.
The Sturgeon Bay Police Department announced Thursday afternoon that the body of a second man was recovered. The remains were sent to Madison for identification. The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the names once the bodies are identified and their immediate family members are notified. Now that all the tenants have been accounted for, the structure will be razed.
The streets will reopen once the debris and ice have been cleared.
STORY FROM EARLIER THURSDAY
The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department, and the state Fire Marshal are still looking for one more person that is currently unaccounted for from Tuesday’s fire at Butch’s Bar in the city’s downtown district. Investigators were on scene throughout the day on Wednesday as they began to remove small sections of the south wall. That allowed crews to recover the body of the man who was known to be deceased. He has been taken to Madison to be identified. A plan is still being developed to safely enter other areas of the structure to complete a more thorough search of the debris. A temporary flight restriction remains in place for drone owners until public safety officials are finished with their investigation. 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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