A town in west-central Minnesota is facing a devastating loss: a fire destroyed three of the town's main businesses.
The West Central Tribune of Willmar reports that residents and business owners are in shock after a fire around 1 a.m. took down the roofs and most of the walls of each of the connected buildings.
The fire is believed to have started in the Phat Pheasant Pasta & Brew restaurant and spread to Holm Brothers Plumbing and Heating and Peterson Hardware. The police chief says each is a total loss.
About three-fourths of the community of about 1,000 was without power for two hours Monday morning because an electrical transformer was damaged by the fire.
The West Central Tribune's report can be found at: http://bit.ly/fva4G3
Information from: West Central Tribune
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