Fire damages Markesan bar, nearby buildings

A fire at a bar in Markesan damaged nearby buildings and displaced the residents in two apartments, according to a release from the Markesan Police Department.

Firefighters were called at 2:13 a.m. Tuesday to Stubby’s Bar at 4 S. Bridge St. when the owner of the bar reported a fire.

The bar sustained severe structural damage. A structure to the south also sustained fire and water damage, resulting in the displacement of residents of two apartments.

Two other buildings sustained smoke damage, according to the release.

Firefighters were at the scene for about six hours. Firefighters from nine other fire departments were called to assist at the scene