Fire at Winjum’s Shady Acres Resort in Faribault
The Faribault Fire Department received a call late this morning from Winjum’s Resort in Faribault from a caller saying that they went into the restaurant and it appeared that there had been a fire sometime overnight. They added that the fire was out and that they wanted the fire department to come and look at it.
The Faribault Fire Department responded to survey the scene and start an investigation into the cause. Upon their arrival soot was evident on the windows and upon entry they discovered soot throughout the restaurant. The area of origin was identified and they began their investigation.
The Faribault Fire Department worked with the property owner to determine a cause.
Fire Chief Dustin Dienst commented,
This fire, like all fires that we respond to, is very unfortunate. We are thankful that no one was injured at that the fire did not destroy the building.
Due to the extent of damage the State Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted to assist with the investigation which is on-going at this time.
Preliminary investigation indicates an accidental fire.