Fire burning Sweetwater Saloon in Oroville

May 9, 2016 11:58 AM by News Staff

Firefighters are on scene Monday morning of a fire that is fully engulfing a bar in Oroville.

The Sweetwater Saloon located on the 1300 block of Oro Dam Boulevard caught fire just after 8 a.m. Firefighters on scene said the bar went up quickly and firefighters focused on defending surrounding structures from the fire spreading.

Firefighters have closed down sections of 14th streets and Oro Dam Boulevard in order to stage equipment. Motorists and pedestrians are cautioned to avoid the area.

Firefighters on-scene also said the fire has knocked down power poles causing live power lines to block Oro Dam Boulevard. PG&E officials have been dispatched to the scene.

This is a developing story, stay tuned to Action News Now for details as they emerge.


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