Update: Highway 45 has reopened according to the DOT. Fire investigators say that the fire likely started upstairs, however, no cause has yet been determined.
Just before noon on Tuesday, area fire departments were dispatched to the Knotty Pines Bar and Grill in Birnamwood for a fire, according to the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the Wisconsin D.O.T., both lanes of Hwy 45, near County Road N, were closed and traffic was detoured.
Birnamwood, Mattoon, Hatley, Ringle, and the Town of Easton Fire departments were among those to respond to the scene.
No other information has been released.