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: Group Of 20-30 Robbers Swarm Burnsville Best Buy On Black Friday
Sheriff Tom Kaase said B & B had been a focal point in the town.READ MORE: Sophie's Squad Raising Mental Health Awareness For Youth Athletes In 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: Family Of 5 Without Home After House Burns Down On Thanksgiving
The sheriff’s office says the fire likely originated in the kitchen.