Fire destroys popular Mazeppa bar

Elias Hubbard
March 14, 2018

Two tenants in an adjacent apartment were evacuated.

The fire early Sunday gutted a popular gathering spot, W.D.'s Bar and Grill.

The Zumbrota Fire Department, Zumbro Falls Fire Department, Pine Island Fire Department and Oronoco Fire Department all assisted in putting out the blaze. Authorities say the building is a total loss. "It was totally engulfed when we got here", he said.

Monica Hayden lives down the street from WD's.

The cause is under investigation. It's also one of the original buildings in town. The bar occupied the first floor, while the two upper floors were vacant.

"I was just talking to some older people and they were talking about their past dances in there and, it's just all history.".

At one point, Goranson said, the building collapsed and took out a power line.

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

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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