DENVER (KUSA) - Both the Denver Police and Fire Departments are investigating a fire and homicide scene at Fero's Bar and Grill that closed a section of Colorado Boulevard for several hours Wednesday morning.
Police say the bodies of four women and one man were found inside Fero's Bar & Grill early Wednesday morning.
The fire department was first called out to the scene at 1:47 a.m. and was declared under control around 2:22 a.m.
In a 6:10 a.m. press conference, Denver Police Commander Ron Saunier said detectives believe the victims were killed before the fire started. Saunier also said there were obvious signs of trauma to the victims' bodies but would not elaborate.
Police are working to identify the victims and notify the next of kin before releasing their names to the public.
Colorado Boulevard was closed between East Alameda Avenue and East Virgina Avenue until just before 7 a.m.
Saunier said there will still be a large police presence on scene through the day as they continue their investigation.
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