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CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis' Investigators on the Scene Following Red Bar Fire

2/13/2019

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, Devin.Galetta@myfloridacfo.com

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis' Investigators on the Scene Following Red Bar Fire
 
GRAYTON BEACH, Fla.– Following the fire at The Red Bar in Grayton Beach, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis provided the following update on the ongoing fire investigation:
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “My fire investigators have been on the scene all day conducting preliminary investigations to determine the cause of the blaze that was reported early this morning at The Red Bar in Grayton Beach. I’m very thankful that no one was injured and we are continuing our investigation but unfortunately, at this time, the property is considered a total loss.”
 
CFO Patronis' Investigators will continue the ongoing investigation by:

• Conducting physical investigation of the property as well as additional interviews
• Deployment of Accelerant Detection K-9
• Collecting and sending samples to the Bureau of Forensic Services for analysis
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet, who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).