Huge fire destroys bakery in Blooming Prairie

The Bakery has been open in Blooming Prairie for 39 years.
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A popular bakery in downtown Blooming Prairie has been destroyed in a massive fire on Tuesday morning.

The blaze broke out at the commercial building at 345 Main St. E. at around 6 a.m., and despite the best efforts of fire crews who fought the blaze for several hours, the building is expected to be a total loss.

The ground floor has been the home for the past 39 years to The Bakery, owned by Greg Fristedt.

Fortunately, nobody was injured in the fire, though the Post Bulletin reports that firefighters had to be pulled out from inside as the fire developed, as the building had become structurally unsound.

On Twitter, Fristedt's son Bryan wrote: "I am absolutely devastated as my dad's passion and business went up in smoke this morning.

"I'm unsure of the details surrounding the fire at The Bakery, but I know everyone made it out safely. It's a sad day for my family and Blooming Prairie."

A GoFundMe campaign has also been launched for Sadie Burnett and Travis Marth, who lived in the apartment above The Bakery, and who lost all of their possessions in the fire.

The money is being to help them get back on their feet.

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