The National Response Team of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has arrived at the scene of the Press Bar and Parlor fire. They, with local and state investigators, will determine the origin and cause of the fire.
According to the St. Cloud Fire Department, the fire caused over $1,000,000 in damages.
Special Agent in charge William Henderson says ATF’s involvement in this investigation is strictly as a support role. He also believes that the extra personnel should help solve the investigation more quickly as this was a large fire. ATF will have 25 members joining local teams and special agents during the investigation.
During the ATF investigation, 10 block of 5th Ave South will remain closed with limited pedestrian traffic on the south end of the block.
The Press Bar and Parlor caught fire last Monday morning and is completely destroyed.