Jennifer Lewerenz | Jan 17, 2020 AT 10:22 pm
Photo: Doug Kiesling/Storm Chasing Video
UPDATE: 11:00 P.M. (KNSI) – Authorities are investigating what caused a fire inside the garage at the Country Hearth
Bread sales center in downtown St. Cloud.
broke out at about 8:30 p.m. at the building at 444 East St. Germain Street. The fire was out around 10:30 p.m.
Cloud Deputy Fire Chief Steve Wunderlich says the fire caused substantial
damage to the building and vehicles stored inside.
says fire crews mainly fought the fire from the outside of the building for fear
the structure would collapse. At one point, firefighters knocked down a garage
door to get inside.
one was hurt, and the fire marshal has been called in to find the exact cause
of the fire.
damage estimate wasn’t available yet.
Sauk Rapids Fire Department was called in to assist on the scene.
fire didn’t disrupt production at the Country Hearth Bread Factory next door.
(KNSI) – Fire
crews are on the scene of a large fire at the Country Hearth Bread sales center
and garage in downtown St. Cloud.
Flames broke out about 8:30 p.m. at the building at 444 East St.
Sources on the scene tell KNSI that all units from the St. Cloud
Fire Department and much of the Sauk Rapids Fire Department responded to the
A front end loader was also witnessed breaking down doors so crews
could get inside to fight the fire. Sources tell us that the building sustained
We are in contact with fire officials to get a damage estimate
and to learn if there were any injuries.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
All photos © Doug Kiesling/Storm Chasing Video