Blooming Prairie’s The Bakery destroyed in Tuesday morning fire

Published 1:37 pm Tuesday, January 28, 2020

No injuries reported


BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Fire departments in and near Blooming Prairie were on scene Tuesday, working to extinguish a fire at The Bakery in Blooming Prairie.

According to the Blooming Prairie Police Department, a call came in at about 6:10 a.m. after an employee saw smoke coming from The Bakery, 345 W. Main St. in Blooming Prairie.

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Along with the Blooming Prairie fire and police departments, fire departments from Hayfield, Owatonna, Geneva, Ellendale, Claremont and Hollandale responded to the scene.

“I’m in shock,” The Bakery owner Greg Fristedt said as he watched from across the street.

Also damaged was an apartment located on the second floor of the building. A gofundme page has been set up for the occupants, Sadie Burnett and Travis Marth, and can be found at

The State Fire Marshal was on scene to investigate. No injuries were reported.

Check back with the Tribune for updates as they become available.


— Mike Stoll and Eric Johnson of the Austin Daily Herald contributed to this story