Fire in Fairfax, Minnesota, destroys three buildings, damages two others Sunday morning

Three buildings, housing two businesses, were destroyed by fire early Sunday. Two nearby buildings, including the U.S. Post Office, were damaged.

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FAIRFAX — Three buildings housing two businesses were destroyed by fire early Sunday, and two other buildings were damaged.

The fire was reported about 4:35 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Park Street South and Second Avenue Southeast.

The structures holding the two businesses were fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

Nearby buildings housing the U.S. Post Office and the Lion’s Den had minor damage.

The scene is currently being investigated by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Fairfax Police Department and Fairfax Fire Department.


Fairfax Fire Department, Rescue and Ambulance was assisted by Franklin Fire Department, Gibbon Fire Department, Hector Fire Department, Morton Fire Department, Winthrop Fire Department, Morgan Fire Department, Sleepy Eye Fire Department, New Ulm Fire Department, Renville County Sheriff’s Office and Central Region Cooperative.

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