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Fire Destroys Jackson Burger King

Sat 11-14-2020

(Jackson, Mn.)-- A fire last Friday night destroyed the Burger King restaurant in Jackson. Fire Chief Dave Bond describes the scene when they responded…Jackson BK Fire05 

“It was around 10:32, I believe, is when we got the page. When we got up there, the building was filling with smoke. We did have some flames in the kitchen. We had to make entry into the employee entrance door, so we had a crew go inside for a short time and then, all of a sudden, we had thick, heavy, black smoke and then we started having flames come through the roof so, at that time, I got our crew out of the building because it was deemed unsafe at that point.”

Bond says a Good Samaritan notified the fire department…Jackson BK Fire06 

“There was nobody in the building, it was actually a passer-by that went by and happened to see the flames. They’re the ones that called it in.”

Crews were on the scene for about five and a half hours. Bond says that a number of area departments lent aid for the fire…Jackson BK Fire07 

“We had Alpha there, we had Lakefield, we had Sherburn brought a tanker over. And then we also had Spirit Lake with their ladder truck and then Fairmont with their ladder truck. And then we also had REA was up there to kill the power for us. Minnesota Energy showed up to pull the meters from the building and then the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and then Minnesota State Patrol."

The building was a complete loss. The fire remains under investigation with the Minnesota Fire Marshall’s Office.

 

(Story and photos courtesy Community First Broadcasting station KKOJ in Jackson, Mn.)