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: Daunte Wright Shooting: Fmr. Officer Kim Potter Released From Jail Hours After Arrest, Manslaughter Charges
Sheriff Tom Kaase said B & B had been a focal point in the town.READ MORE: 'I Came Here To Honor': Community Members Mourn The Loss Of Daunte Wright
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: Miracle Baby Thrives After Being Given 0% Chance To Life Diagnosis
The sheriff’s office says the fire likely originated in the kitchen.