Investigation underway in Pro Trucking fire

Published 10:11 am Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Firefighters from 5 departments respond to blaze at business


The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Albert Lea Fire Department are investigating the fire that badly damaged the Pro Trucking maintenance shop Monday night.

According to a press release, the cause and origin of the fire have not yet been determined.

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Albert Lea firefighters and police officers were dispatched at 8:50 p.m. Monday to the business after dispatchers received a 911 call from a neighbor in the area who could see fire and heavy smoke coming from the building at 77917 209th St.

When firefighters and officers arrived, they found the business’s 7,000-square foot truck maintenance shop fully engulfed in fire.

It reportedly took crews about one hour to gain control of the blaze, but crews remained on scene until 1 a.m. Tuesday to extinguish hotspots due to tires and flammable liquids in the building.

Firefighters from Hayward, Glenville and Austin were called in to bring tankers and aerial ladders to assist with extinguishing the fire, and Hollandale Fire Department assisted with rehabilitation resources for the firefighters.

No employees were at the shop at the time of the fire, and damage estimates were not immediately available.

No one was injured in the fire.

More information is expected to be released after further investigation.