Kelly Lake Bar in Oconto County Destroyed by Fire
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Kelly Lake Bar in Oconto County Destroyed by Fire

October 25, 2012
Viz's Kelly Lake Bar in Oconto County was destroyed by fire early Oct. 24, 2012 (Photo by Kelly Lake Community Web Site)
Viz's Kelly Lake Bar in Oconto County was destroyed by fire early Oct. 24, 2012 (Photo by Kelly Lake Community Web Site)
Posted on the Green Bay Press Gazette Web Site:

SPRUCE — Authorities are investigating after fire destroyed a tavern early today in Oconto County.

The fire was reported at 3:17 a.m. at Viz’s Kelly Lake Bar, 9388 Oconto County G, and the building was engulfed in flames when crews arrived, said Les Steffeck, assistant chief of the Suring volunteer fire department.

About 20 firefighters responded, and crews got water from nearby Kelly Lake to put out the fire.

The fire was contained within 10 minutes, though crews stayed on the scene for more than three hours to put out hot spots, he said.

No one was injured.

A mobile home behind the bar had minor siding damage, he added.

Gary Vizelka owned the bar, which was valued at $40,100, according to Oconto County records.

Investigators are working to determine where and how the fire began.

Spruce is located about 13 miles north of Oconto Falls.

— cedavis@greenbaypressgazette.com and follow him on Twitter @pgcharlesdavis.
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