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UPDATE: 5 found dead in arson-homicide fire


DENVER (WKOW) -- Denver police say a bar was set on fire to hide the slayings of the five people found inside who apparently were killed by other means.

According to Police Chief Robert White, the bar fire was reported around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday. White says four women and one man suffered other injuries and did not die in the fire.

Police Commander Ronald Saunier says the five people found dead were likely the only ones in the bar when the fire started.


DENVER (WKOW) -- Five people were found dead in a bar fire. Investigators are calling it an arson-homicide.

Firefighters responded to a bar fire in Denver at about 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday. When firefighters arrived to the scene, they discovered five people dead inside.

According to Denver Police Chief Robert White, the fire was a Fero's Bar & Grill in east Denver. White says four women and a man suffered other injuries. White says he does not know if the deaths happened before or after the bar was closed.

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