MINOT, N.D. - UPDATE: A fire at Vallely Sport and Marine broke out early fRIDAY morning.
A trail of a broken glass, ash and smoke is left behind after this mornings fire.
"Well I was quite shocked to get a call like that nobody wants to get that call," says Tim Vallely, Vallely Sport & Marine general manager.
The fire started blazing in the back of the building around 2:30 this morning.
"The fire's knocked out in the main part of the building," said Lonnie Sather, Minot Battalion chief.
And while the fire looks like it's mostly contained on this side of the building. This side shows a different story as firefighters continues to fight the small fires inside of the building.
Firefighters say the expecting to continue working into the night.
"We have to open a lot of walls and ceilings to get it out. There was extensive damage to the building," said Sather.
The family owned business has been in the community for nearly 30 years.
"It's been a long day already and it's nice to have the support that we've had in the community," said Vallely.
He says they plan to have a temporary sales office up by Monday, but for now, the Vallely's and Minot Fire crews asks that you stay safe while in the area.
There were no reported injuries. Minot Fire says it's too early to what the cause of fire is. But, they expect to working on the answer once all fires are put out.
ORIGINAL STORY: A fire at Vallely Sport and marine in Minot broke out early this morning.
We have more details on how much damage was done.
The fire started blazing in the back of the building around 2:30 Friday morning, leaving a trail of broken glass, ash and smoke.
The Minot Fire Department arrived at the scene around 2:45, since then they've extinguished most of the fire, but hidden flames remain throughout the building, in the walls and on the roof.
Firefighters say they expect to be working on the fire well into the day and possibly into the night.
"The fire's knocked down in the main part of the building but there's a lot of hidden fires we're working on. We have to open a lot of walls and ceilings to totally get it out. There was extensive damage to the building. We'll be working on fire cause once we make sure everything is put out," said Minot Battalion Chief Lonnie Sather.
At this time it is too early to tell what started the fire. We spoke with the family and they say the appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers.
Only one lane is open on the street adjacent to the building. We'll bring you more updates throughout the day.