Friday, November 2, 2012

Press Release - Update on Buckaroo's BBQ Fire

Below is a press release from Milton Police Chief Dan Layber about the fire at Buckaroo's BBQ.

On October 31st at 8:54pm the City of Milton Police Department and Milton Fire Department were dispatched to Buckaroo’s BBQ, located at 231 Front Street, for a structure fire. Upon arrival Officers observed flames inside the building, and the fire appeared to be concentrated more in the bar area, on the Northwest side of the building. 

Fire Departments from Janesville, Edgerton and Fort Atkinson also assisted at the scene. 

The Milton Police Department contacted the Rock County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in investigating this fire. The State Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the federal ATF were also involved in the investigation of the cause and origin of the fire in addition to the Milton Fire Department. After lengthy examination of the scene by all agencies there was no evidence discovered to lead investigators to believe that the fire cause was arson. It is believed that the fire may have originated in the ceiling area of the bar area of the restaurant.