Family owned auto business burns down in northern Minnesota

A business that has been around since 1938 is a total loss.

A family owned auto business in northern Minnesota burned down in a Sunday morning fire. 

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Wally's Auto Service, located along Hwy. 53 in Orr, was fully engulfed in flames when multiple fire departments arrived at the scene of the fire around 5:30 a.m. Sunday. 

"The auto dealer and repair business was deemed a total loss and no injuries were reported," the sheriff's office said in a release. 

Fire departments from Orr, Cook, Crane Lake, Bois Forte and Buyck all responded to the blaze. 

A Facebook page describes Wally's Auto Service as a "family owned automotive business" that offers maintenance, repairs, auto body services, pre-owned vehicles and towing. It's been around since 1938. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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