EMILY, Minn. (KMSP) - Investigators believe the June 29 fire that destroyed the Bungalow Tap House in Emily, Minn. was intentionally set. The fire began in the back dining room of the cabin country bar and restaurant, which was built in 1903.
The Minnesota State Fire Marshal and Emily Police Department are asking the public to call the Minnesota Arson Hotline at 1-800-723-2020 with any information about the fire. Callers can remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted online at www.mniaai.org. A reward of up to $5,000 is available.
Owner Chris Spindler had been remodeling the century-old building with new tap lines, bathrooms and a remodeled deck. He was at home sleeping when his phone started ringing with reports of the fire.
The investigation is still active and ongoing.