MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A southeastern Minnesota bowling alley and restaurant was destroyed by fire on New Year’s Day morning.
Flames ripped through the B & B Olympic Bowl in Preston just after 5:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day.READ MORE: Rep. Jim Hagedorn's Widow, Jennifer Carnahan, Sued By His Family Over Unpaid Medical Debts
Sheriff Tom Kaase said B & B had been a focal point in the town.READ MORE: Next Weather Alert: Storms Likely Thursday In South-Central, Southeastern Minnesota
The Minnesota State Patrol had to shut down a nearby highway while firefighters from three towns battled the fire.
Firefighters found one of the bowling alley’s owners inside and rescued her.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Parents Turn To Social Media To Help Find Baby Formula
The sheriff’s office says the fire likely originated in the kitchen.