Cochise County authorities ask ATF to probe Bisbee City Hall fire
BISBEE, Ariz. — The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has asked for federal assistance to investigate a fire at the Bisbee City Hall.
The blaze early Wednesday caused substantial damage to City Hall and its cause is unknown.
Sheriff Mark Dannels said the county asked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for help due to the size of City Hall and the damage done.
He said ATF has more assets to devote to the probe and expert personnel who deal with fire investigations as part of their assigned duties.
Dannels said the county’s fire investigator is working with a structural engineer and two ATF agents to determine what equipment and resources will best be utilized.
Bisbee Mayor David Smith said city offices will have to be temporarily relocated due to the fire.
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