The VFW building in Parker, AZ will be a total loss after a fire that started early this morning. The fire reportedly began in the kitchen area of the building. It is not known at this time what caused it.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7061 has been at the location on the corner of 6th Street and Hopi Avenue for decades. Its closest neighbors are KLPZ 1380am radio, the headquarters of Parker Live, and A Toe Truck, with their building directly to the north.
The building is a home not only for the VFW but for the Ladies Auxiliary, which reportedly have a combined membership of over 300 people. The Post runs sponsorships in the community and is often a hive of activity.
“It’s not good,” VFW Commander John May told Parker Live at the scene at around 9 a.m. “We’re going to have to rebuild from the ground up.”