Fire Breaks out at Cotton Bar

Posted at: 08/22/2013 10:44 PM
Updated at: 08/22/2013 11:20 PM
By: Zach Hammer

A huge fire reportedly broke out at the Back Forty Bar in Cotton earlier today.

Craig Granmoe, who was boating on Lower Bass Lake (also known as Cameron Lake), says he could see the flames shooting well above the trees, and reported hearing occasional explosions.

Granmoe provided pictures showing siding melted off a nearby home.

Granmoe also said that the bar had been closed for awhile, but the owner of the property still lived there.

He describes it as a total loss, but as of Thursday night, fire crews on the scene had not gotten back to Eyewitness News.

As of 9 p.m., Granmoe says that crews were still on the scene late Thursday night with lights, pumping water from the lake.

We'll have more on this story as further details become available.