May 17, 2019 03:36 PM
Crews were at the scene of a restaurant and pavilion fire along Bde Maka Ska, also known as Lake Calhoun, in Minneapolis early Thursday morning.
The fire reportedly began at about 4 a.m. Minneapolis Deputy Fire Chief Don Leedham said residents living nearby reported the fire.
According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, the fire occurred at the restaurant Lola on the Lake and a nearby pavilion along the 3000 block of East Calhoun Parkway. Crews were using master streams, or a device that allows increased water flow, to work on extinguishing the fire.
The fire department stated the bulk of the fire had been extinguished by about 5 a.m.
Structure Fire - 3000 block of E. Calhoun Pkwy. Pavilion fully involved. Crews using master streams to extinguish fire.— Minneapolis Fire (@MinneapolisFire) May 16, 2019
E. Lake Calhoun Pkwy Pavilion pic.twitter.com/LSdwtxhUn3— Minneapolis Fire (@MinneapolisFire) May 16, 2019
Firefighers said it did not appear that anyone was inside the pavilion at the time of the fire.
"No victims or injuries reported," the department tweeted.
Fire Under Control. No victims or injuries reported. Cause of this fire is under investigation.— Minneapolis Fire (@MinneapolisFire) May 16, 2019
Leedham said investigators were looking into whether lightning was a factor in the fire.
"You know, it was in the midddle of a storm and there was a lot of lightning going on," Leedham said. "I'm not going to rule anything out at this time, but the arson investigator talked to certain residents and right now ... his initial thought was that it might just be a lightning strike."
FIRE UPDATE— Alex Jokich (@AlexJokichTV) May 16, 2019
Just spoke w/ owner of Lola on the Lake — he was shocked to get the news this am but sounds confident about rebuilding@MinneapolisFire: restaurant possibly hit by lightning during morning storm, everything inside is destroyed@KSTP pic.twitter.com/BC7YJ2H04B
Updated: May 17, 2019 03:36 PM
Created: May 16, 2019 05:40 AM
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