sturgeon bay fire
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin – A body was found under the rubble of a burnt-out Sturgeon Bay bar early Tuesday, police said.
Police say identification of the body is pending. The police do not know how long it will take to identify the body positively.
Researchers are still searching for another unaccounted person after the Tuesday morning fire that engulfed the building at 112 S 3rd Ave.
In a statement, Assistant Police Chief Dan Brinkman said investigators are still trying to locate another person who remains unaccounted for after a fire broke out in Butch Bar.
Door County bar fire: Body found in rubble, officials say
- One of the tenants was taken to a burn center for his injuries.
The status of that person is unknown.
The bar’s website says it offers rooms for rent.
There are 20 units above the bar and nine are occupied.
Several people survived the fire before the roof collapsed.
Nine rooms above the bar were occupied by tenants. The fate of all people except those missing after the fire has been determined.
One person was injured in the fire and taken to a hospital, then transferred to a burn unit elsewhere.
The integrity of the structure complicates searches.
Dan Brinkman, the assistant chief of police for Sturgeon Bay, says the building is at risk.
The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department is asking people to stay away from the scene of the accident.
The body of the victim was not identified, whose body was found under the charred rubble.
Nine units assisted at the scene, battling the flames in the harsh icy cold conditions.
Aaron Leclerc, director of EMS for Door County, says Sturgeon Bay schools provided a bus for a heating shelter, and local businesses provided food and coffee.
“As Sturgeon Bay usually does, our community has ramped up,” Brinkman says.
The American Red Cross and the United Way are working with displaced tenants to provide temporary shelter and long-term housing solutions.