Bowling Alley burns down in Bloomer

Bloomer Fire

Crews are bulldozing the remains of the Bloomer Bowl and Liquor Mart today after an early morning fire engulfed the building.
Smoke could still be seen billowing from the melted tin roof of the bowling alley this morning...Some nine hours after firefighters first arrived on the scene.
"We had the Bloomer Fire Department here, the Chippewa Falls Fire District, New Auburn and we called in Tilden for the portable pump," said Bloomer Fire Chief Brian Bleskacek.
...Officials say the fire started just before 1 am today. Thick black smoke was pouring from the building as the crews pulled up.
...No word yet on what caused the fire but arson has been ruled out.