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: Pursuit That Started In Osakis Ends With Unconscious Suspect Taken To Hospital
Sheriff Tom Kaase said B & B had been a focal point in the town.READ MORE: Deadly Crash On I-94 In Minneapolis Happened Due To 'Poor Driving Behavior', State Patrol Says
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: Sheriff: Nearly A Month After Wife's Stabbing Death, Eric Reinbold Found 'Hiding In The Woods' And Taken Into Custody
The sheriff’s office says the fire likely originated in the kitchen.