By H. Nelson Goodson
September 8, 2015
Sturgis, South Dakota - On early Tuesday, the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis was destroyed by fire just after midnight, the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department reported. Multiple fire departments from Piedmont, Vale, Whitewood, Sturgis and Fort Meade battle to contain the blaze.
No one was reported hurt, but the blaze spread to nearby buildings as well. The lack of fire hydrants in the property made it difficult to get water supplies to fight the blaze. Water had to be brought in from neighboring areas.
The popular biker Full Throttle Saloon is owned by Michael Ballard and is featured in a cable TV show about bikers.
The cause of the fire in under investigation.