The Victims' Identities are Released
The police chief confirmed this in an interview with local TV but didn't release information on their identities. However, a local news outlet hinted that the victims were a male and a female.
The victims were indeed a man and a woman as the Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan later confirmed their identities as Marla Murray, a casino employee aged 71 years old, and John Ahles, a 33-year-old customer. Both hailed from Bridger.
The incident is being investigated by the Bridger police, the Carbon County Sheriff's Office, the Montana Department of Criminal Investigations, and the State Fire Marshal's office.
The cause of the fire is still undetermined, and the police and firefighters are working together to find it out. The findings so far reveal that although Honest Tom's Saloon & Casino usually opens at 9 am every day, it did not open on time on the day of the incident.
No other details have been disclosed to the public, and little is known about the extent of damage to the casino's interior or the slots and gaming tables. The estimated financial damage to the Honest Tom's Saloon & Casino also has yet to be revealed. On the outside, however, the building has been significantly scorched.
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