Fire destroys historic building in Mazeppa, cause under investigation

Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2018

"All I was able to do was get out of my shorts, get my jeans and my shirt on, and I actually ran out in my bare feet", he said.

Part of the building collapsed during the fire, taking down a power line.

"It took all of us to attack this thing", Goranson said. "It's sad to see it go". It's also one of the original buildings in town.

The building was engulfed when firefighters arrived, Goranson said. The bar occupied the first floor, while the two upper floors were vacant.

A local bar with an attached apartment with two units is destroyed after an early morning fire Sunday. There were no injuries.

State fire marshals were on the scene Sunday morning to determine the cause of the fire, Goranson said.

WD's on 1st Avenue Mazeppa caught fire sometime overnight and was in charred and smoldering ruins before the last of the flames were extinguished hours later, fire officials said. Residents who didn't want to stay in their homes were directed to a community center.