Minnesota Resort Suffers Fire Damage
Dusty Dienst, Faribault Fire Chief reported at 10:38 a.m. February 3, 2023 firefighters received a call from Winjum's Resort, 17759 177th St. W.
The caller stated they went into the restaurant and it appeared a fire had occurred sometime overnight. The fire was out but they wanted the fire department to come and make sure everything was okay.
The fire department responded to survey the scene and start an investigation into the cause.
Dienst says, "Upon arrival soot was evident on the windows and upon entry we discovered soot throughout the restaurant. The area of origin was identified and we began our investigation."
The Faribault Fire Chief added they worked with the property owner to determine a cause. 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.
Dienst comments, "This fire, like all fires that we respond to is very unfortunate. We are thankful no one was injured at the fire and it did not destroy the building."