Investigation Underway into Cause of Rosemount Business Fire
December 14, 2016 09:31 AM
Firefighters are investigating what caused an early morning fire at a business in Rosemount on Wednesday.
The fire took place about 2 a.m. on the 1500 block of Clayton Avenue at Olson Carriers, Inc.
Crew members worked to extinguish the 4-alarm fire. Firefighters say at one point, there was a small explosion and the building collapsed.
Rosemount Fire Department Chief Rick Schroeder said there may have been 50-gallon drums of oil inside the building.
He added that the collapse and the cold conditions made fighting the fire difficult.
"It causes issues with fire lines, slippery conditions," he said. "All in all a tough battle, and then you add the cold. Makes it a lot more difficult."
Schroeder said no one was hurt in the fire.