(Waite Park, MN) — Firefighters from five departments responded Monday morning to a fire at the Ultimate Sports Bar & Grill, 1101 Division Street. A man arriving to work at a neighboring auto shop noticed the fire about 8:46 a.m. and called 911.

(picture courtesy of The St. Cloud Times)

Fire crews from Waite Park, St. Cloud, St. Joseph, Sartell and Rockville battled the blaze throughout the morning. By late morning, the structure’s roof had collapsed and most of its window were broken out as crews worked to extinguish the blaze.

By early afternoon, heavy equipment was brought in to reach over the structure’s walls and remove burning debris as firefighters from ladder trucks sprayed water on the material.

Westbound Division Street (also referred to as County Road 75) was shut down most of the morning on between 10th and 15th Avenues. Eastbound traffic was restricted to one lane.

No official comment about the situation had been made as of noon, and fire crews remained on scene.