Police: 'No evidence of arson in nightclub fire'

Police: 'No evidence of arson in nightclub fire'

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Roseburg police say the investigation into the Chrome Nightclub fire found no evidence of arson.

Owner Ben Bass, who spoke with us over the phone, says he was told about a week and a half ago that officials could not determine the exact cause of the fire that destroyed Chrome Nightclub.

He says he is happy to have the issue put to rest, and he is working with insurance officials and the owner of the building to determine where to go from here. "As far as the negative things said about me, the investigation resolves, at least knowing that it wasn't arson," Bass said.

On July 17, A Douglas County Sheriff's deputy noticed smoke coming from the roof of the nightclub on Diamond Lake Boulevard around 1:43 a.m.

Firefighters responded and battle the flames for over 2 hours before they were able to bring the fire under control. The Roseburg Fire Department said crews were putting 3,000 gallons of water per minute on the fire at one point.

Roseburg police say since there was not evidence of arson, their case has been closed.

This is a developing story and will be updated.