Fire destroys old Columbian Hotel in Ortonville, Minn.
The town of Ortonville, Minn. lost a prominent landmark, the Columbian Hotel, to a fire early Friday morning.
At about 3:07 am, Ortonville Police and Fire Departments were called to the fire at the intersection of Northwest 2nd Street and Jefferson Avenue.
The initial report stated fire was coming out of the basement windows of the old Columbian Hotel building. However, when police and fire crews arrived they found the building totally engulfed by flames.
The fire was extinguished at about 6:30 am. The building is a total loss. No one was injured in the fire.
Streets around the old hotel are blocked off while crews clean up further fire damage. The Ortonville Police Department is asking people to stay behind the barricades for their own safety.