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September 08, 2015 12:41 AM

Early Morning Fire Engulfs Popular Sturgis Bar

Sturgis, SD

Flames early Tuesday morning engulfed a popular Sturgis saloon that bills itself as the "world's largest biker bar."

The Full Throttle Saloon is a total loss after crews battled the blaze throughout the morning.

Sturgis Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Barrows says firefighters tried to get inside but heat and smoke forced them to battle the blaze from the outside. The building was completely on the ground by 3 a.m.

Barrows says there were no injuries.

The bar on South Dakota Highway 34 has been the subject of a reality television series. Its amenities include zip lines, musical stages and rental cabins.

The fire remains under investigation.

Full Throttle Fire

We are getting a lot of videos and pictures of a fire at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis. Multiple fire agencies are on scene. We'll have the latest on KELOLAND This Morning. #kelonews

Posted by KELO Matt Holsen on Tuesday, September 8, 2015





Posted by Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, September 8, 2015


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