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: Deployment Of National Guard Makes Some Feel On Edge, Others More Safe
Sheriff Tom Kaase said B & B had been a focal point in the town.READ MORE: Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Hopkins, Driver Taken Into Custody
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: Brooklyn Center Issues Last-Minute Curfew After Protesters Arrested At Police Building
The sheriff’s office says the fire likely originated in the kitchen.