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UPDATE: Early Morning Fire Destroys Historic Building Filled With Memories In Mullan

This is what is left where the Silver Eagle Bar once stood This is what is left where the Silver Eagle Bar once stood

MULLAN, Idaho - An early morning fire destroyed two historic buildings in Mullan, Idaho. Fire crews responded to the fire just after 3am Tuesday morning at the Silver Dollar Bar and Union Hall. Shoshone County Fire Chief Jim Walker tells us that firefighters from Shoshone County, Mullan and Kellogg responded.

Mullan Chief Chuck Reynolds told KHQ that when the firefighters arrived on the scene, all they could do was contain the blaze. Since it was such an old building, the fire spread very quickly. There are two buildings next to the Silver Dollar Bar that the firefighters were worried that the fire would spread, but it fortunately was contained.

No one KHQ spoke to could say for certain how old the buildings were or even when they were built, but a few people had several photographs with dates that was able to give some perspective on the building's age. One photograph featured an aerial view of the entire town of Mullan in 1892. Upon closer inspection, one could make out the Silver Bar. Back then, it was known as the Eagle bar where new immigrants from Finland would come to it and play cards after their mining shifts ended. There was also a photograph that featured three men outside of the bar in 1910. 

These buildings were so historical and vital to the community that the night before the fire Mullan City Council discussed finding out how to put the buildings on a historical national registry. It's too late to do that now. The Silver Bar will only live on in memories. 

The fire was so hot, it cracked a window in a business across the street. One eyewitness, Lisa, who works at a bar across the street said she knocked on doors in the surrounding area to make sure everyone was aware of the fire.

She says this is a very emotional situation, not only with the people who have lost their jobs because of this fire, but with everyone in the community and surrounding areas. It has been a stopping point for locals and people passing through for many, many years.

No one was hurt in this fire.

Previous Coverage:

MULLAN, Idaho - An early morning fire has destroyed one historic building in Mullan, Idaho. Fire crews responded to the fire just after 3am Tuesday morning at the Silver Dollar Bar.Shoshone County Fire Chief Jim Walker tells us that firefighters from both Shoshone County and Mullan responded.

Mullan Chief Chuck Reynolds told KHQ that when the firefighters arrived on the scene, all they could do was contain the blaze. Since it was such an old building, the fire spread very quickly. There are two buildings next to the Silver Dollar Bar that the firefighters were worried that the fire would spread.

The fire was so hot, it cracked a window in a business across the street. One eyewitness, Lisa, who works at a bar across the street said she knocked on doors in the surrounding area to make sure everyone was aware of the fire.

She says this is a very emotional situation, not only with the people who have lost their jobs because of this fire, but with everyone in the community and surrounding areas. It has been a stopping point for locals and people passing through for many, many years.

No one was hurt in this fire.

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