Cause not determined after fire destroyed restaurant and motel in Bureau Junction

BUREAU JUNCTION – It took 28 fire departments nearly three hours to get the fire that destroyed a restaurant and motel in Bureau County under control.   The fire in the 200 block of South Jensen Street gutted the structure and someone with the Salvation Army said left 16 people looking for a place to stay Friday night.  According to Bureau Junction Fire Chief Timothy Shipp, they were called around 11:30 AM to the scene.  No injuries were reported among residents, employees or first responders.  The cause of the fire that drew departments to the scene from six different counties, is still under investigation.

7/10/20 Studstill Media