“Fire caused heavy damage to the Lake Park, Minnesota American Legion.
The fire was reported shortly after 8 p.m Sunday by a passerby.
Police Chief Brady Burnside said there was significant heat and smoke damage, mostly to the interior of the building.
Fire Chief Dave Coufal said it was a very hot fire, one of the hotter fires they’ve had to fight.
There’s also lots of debris and smoke damage.
Burnside said an east wall that burned through to the outside contained a large number of photos of auxiliary members who were destroyed by the fire.”
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While no one was in the building at the time of the fire, many important historical items were lost forever. It wasn’t a total loss, however, as firefighters were able to save other memorabilia. Furthermore, community support has already begun to set up fundraisers to help rebuild and restore the hall.
The team at Bauer Restoration offers fire and smoke damage cleanup to residents and businesses in the Twin Cities area. If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a fire to your property call 507-333-9838 to talk to one of our representatives.