News Conference: Fire Destroys Several Buildings in Winona

Updated: 09/13/2013 11:40 AM By: Jennie Olson

Firefighters contained a large blaze that burned several buildings housing businesses, apartments and a mosque in downtown Winona on Friday, Fire Chief Curt Bittle said.

The fire broke out about 2 a.m. The fire chief said it may have started in the Winona Islamic Center, though that had not been confirmed. The state fire marshal will investigate, he said.

Watch the news conference with Bittle, Police Chief Paul Bostrack, Mayor Mark Peterson and City Manager Judy Bodway.