(DENVER) — A Denver bar erupted into flames early Wednesday morning after five people were believed to have been killed inside, police said Wednesday.
Police believe that a fire was set to the building to cover up the homicide that had taken place there, according to Commander Ron Saunier of the Denver police.
Saunier would not offer specifics on the type of trauma that killed the four women and one man found dead inside the burned out building of Fero’s Bar & Grill. They were convinced, however, that none of the individuals died in the fire.
“We’re not sure the exact nature of the trauma,” Denver Police Chief Robert White told ABC News affiliate KMGH today.
“More than likely [this was] an attempt to conceal the homicide with an arson,” Saunier said.
The fire broke out shortly before closing time at the bar around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Police are asking anyone who was at the bar Tuesday night to come forward as police try to collect information on the victims and any possible motive or suspect.
The incident is being investigated as an arson-homicide, and police do not yet have any suspects, police said.
During a press conference at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, police said no witnesses or bar patrons had yet come forward to talk to police.
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