BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: 7 area departments battle fire in downtown BP
Firefighters from seven area fire departments battled a stubborn blaze Tuesday morning at the Bakery in downtown Blooming Prairie. Bakery owner Gregg Fristedt discovered the blaze while preparing baked goods around 6 a.m. The fire departments spent the entire day and into the evening hours fighting the fire, which also destroyed neighboring Sportstich. Times photographers Howard Lestrud and Rick Bussler spent several hours at the scene capturing the firefighting efforts.