BREAKING NEWS: Early morning fire destroys The Bakery in BP
Firefighters from four local fire departments fought an early morning fire at The Bakery in Blooming Prairie on Tuesday, Jan. 28.
Bakery owner Gregg Fristedt said he and two other bakery store employees were in the building when the fire broke out. Fristedt said he called 911 to report the fire.
A tenant reportedly lives above The Bakery and had already gone to work prior to the fire being noticed.
There were no injuries in the fire.
"It's beyond words," said Fristedt, as he watched firefighters from Blooming Prairie, Claremont, Ellendale and Hayfield fight heavy smoke caused by the fire.
Blooming Prairie's ladder truck was positioned at the intersection of Main Street and NE 3rd Ave.
Sportstitch, a business just to the west of The Bakery, was damaged by the heavy smoke. Some of the Sportstitch equipment was removed from the building as fire fighters controlled the fire.
The Bakery is one of the more popular Main Street attractions and is well known for its rolls and donuts. Many coffee groups gather daily at The Bakery. Fristedt said he was in his 23rd year as owner of The Bakery.
We’ll have more on this developing story as details become available.