Building declared a total loss after fire at business in Mondovi Friday
No one was hurt in the fire at Five Star Boat Hull and Auto Body.
MONDOVI, Wis. (WEAU) - A fire destroyed a business’s building in Mondovi Friday.
The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office said that the building owned by Five Star Boat Hull and Auto Body, located on Mondovi’s north side, is a total loss.
A passerby called in the fire at 11:47 a.m. First responders saw fire and heavy black smoke coming from the building when they arrived, with the building fully engulfed in flames. By 3 p.m., the fire was brought under control. No one was in the building at the time of the fire and no one was hurt, according to a release.
Fire departments from Mondovi, Durand, Alma, Eleva, Nelson and Strum were at the scene of the fire. The Sheriff’s Office, Buffalo County Highway Department and Wisconsin State Patrol helped with controlling traffic, closing Highway 37 for two and a half hours. The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office provided a thermal imaging drone to help firefighters. Mondovi Ambulance was on standby in case of any injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
MONDOVI, Wis. (WEAU) - A fire at a Mondovi business is blocking traffic on Highway 37 Friday afternoon.
Several crews were at the scene of the fire at Five Star Boat Hull and Auto Body just north of Mondovi.
Fire crews from Mondovi, Eleva, Alma and Durand were on scene. The roof of the business collapsed as a result of the fire. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office said that no one was inside of the building and there are no reported injuries.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said traffic on Highway 37 was blocked at Valley Estates Road at 12:15 p.m. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office said traffic is expected to be blocked for several hours, and as of 1 p.m., was allowing only semi trailer traffic through. At 2:15 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office opened up one lane of traffic.
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