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Fire Badly Damages Eveleth Bar

Posted at: 12/29/2012 9:48 PM
Updated at: 12/29/2012 10:32 PM
By: Zach Hammer
zhammer@wdio.com

A fire breaks out in an Eveleth bar, leaving it badly damaged.

The Eveleth Fire Department says they responded to a fire call at 9:01 a.m. Saturday morning at Sleeve's Sportsmans Bar.

Eveleth Fire Chief Pete Makowski says the fire appears to have started in the south wall and spread up into the attic, making it a "stubborn fire" to put out. He also said the fire was contained to that single building and there were no injuries.

Although Makowski would not say that the bar was completely ruined, he confirmed it was "extensively damaged."

Eveleth, Gilbert, Mt. Iron, Biwabik, Clinton, Virginia, and Forbes Township Fire Departments all responded to the call.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause.