St. Bonifacious Fire 03 Jan 12

Sherm’s Bar in St. Bonifacious, also known as the St. Boni Inn, was destroyed by fire early Monday morning.

Firefighters were called to a fire at the 100-year-old building at about 5:45am.

Cold temperatures made fighting the fire difficult. More than 75 firefighters were called in from neighboring departments.

St. Bonifacius Fire Chief Shane Webber says the building appears to be a total loss but they’re trying to recover some heirlooms, some historical stuff, and collection stuff, that the owner wanted to try and retrieve.

Firefighters believe everyone left the building after the bar closed at 2 a.m.