MONDAY 10/03/2022 1:18 p.m.

CLEVELAND, Wis. (WFRV) – A 45-year-old is dead after first responders rescued him from a burning apartment above a northeast Wisconsin tavern.

According to a release, the fire happened at Hika Bay Tavern. Emergency services responded around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Manitowoc County Sheriff Dan Hartwig says responders found an unresponsive 45-year-old man in the second-story apartment. Life-saving measures were performed. However, the man was pronounced dead.

Sheriff Hartwig explains an autopsy is scheduled for later this week to determine the cause of death.

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is being released at this time.

Original: Manitowoc County tavern closed until further notice following fire

MONDAY 10/03/2022 10:31 a.m.

CLEVELAND, Wis. (WFRV) – A fire has closed a Manitowoc County tavern until further notice.

The Hika Bay Tavern posted on its Facebook page that it is closed until further notice. The establishment is closed due to a fire.

Hika Bay Tavern is located in Cleveland on Lincoln Avenue. It is not far away from Lake Michigan.

There was no information on the cause of the fire or if there were any injuries. The establishment’s Facebook page says the bar was built in 1815.