BREWER – A Brewer bar is destroyed after catching fire late Thursday night.
Multiple crews responded to Cap’s Tavern on South Main Street around 11 p.m.
Officials say the building was fully involved by the time crews arrived and that the fire appears to have started on one of the upper floors of the building.
Police were told no one was in the building at the time of the fire, but will need to investigate further.
The state fire marshal’s office has been called in because of the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“At this point we do have concerns about the fire,” says Brewer Public Safety Director, Jason Moffitt. “There’s some things that are relatively suspicious, so we are considering it a crime scene and have asked for assistance from the fire marshal’s office.”
The fire was reported about an hour after the downstairs area of Cap’s Tavern was closed for the night.
Multiple law enforcement agencies and fire departments responded to help put out the flames.
We will have more details as they become available.