PRESS RELEASE FROM ALBERT LEA FIRE RESCUE
There were no injuries, but there is significant damage after last night’s fire at Dave Syverson Auto Center.
Albert Lea fire and police departments were dispatched shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday to a fire alarm at the dealership. At the same time several callers to dispatch also reported smoke coming from the dealership building.
Albert Lea Fire Rescue arrived on scene and found heavy smoke coming from the back of the building. Fire crews worked to make entry into the building. The business was closed for the day, with one person on-site performing cleaning duties. This person had left the building by the time emergency crews arrived. Crews extinguished the fire, which was contained to the semi-trailer shop.
Investigation into the fire continues, along with determining monetary damages. Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Laskowske described the damage as “significant.”
Also assisting at the scene were the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Glenville and Clarks Grove fire departments, and Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service.
Dave Syverson remains open for business out of its Chrysler building.