SOUTH BEND – The scene of a South Bend bar fight and shooting a little more than a month ago was the scene of a fire early Wednesday.
Around 1:30 a.m., fire hit the Anchor Inn in the 2200 block of West Western Ave., causing about $75,000 damage.
With firefighters on their way, they saw smoke and fire as they turned the corner of Olive St.
Investigators say an exterior shed that was used to store pigeon cages for a local pigeon racing club was what caught fire.
The shed was totally engulfed. The fire then spread to the Anchor Inn where part of an addition to the rear of the building was destroyed.
Investigators are trying to determine what sparked the blaze.
On Sept. 9, two people were shot, one killed, during an altercation at the business.
Ramon DeLeon has been charged with voluntary manslaughter for the alleged shooting and killing of 32-year-old Cesar Flores.
Also injured in the fight was 40-year-old Dimas DeLeon, Ramon’s brother, who police say was hit with shotgun pellets fired by James D. Garcia, Jr., the cousin of the victim, who has been charged with criminal recklessness.