Fire destroys a well known gay bar in Southeast Fresno

FRESNO, Calif.

Investigators say the cause of the fire is unknown.

The Den has had several different names over the last 40-years and managers say it is a real loss to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Dave Smith said, "...safe place to hang out. Very enjoyable. Good atmosphere. It's going to be missed and a tough loss for lots of people."

Damage to the building is estimated at $130,000. The owners have not said if they plan to rebuild or relocate.

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