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Fire and insurance investigators converged on the Velvet Antler and Whitetail Tavern Thursday to determine the cause of a December fire. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Whitetail Tavern fire investigation begins; tape may help

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The investigation into the cause of the Whitetail Tavern fire that partially destroyed the neighboring Velvet Antler restaurant last month began with a platoon of fire marshals, insurance adjusters and firefighters Thursday.


And one item of evidence may prove invaluable - the establishment's security video.

"I just got done watching the fire," said Nevis firefighter Ron Leyba. "It was pretty interesting."

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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