Fire destroys car at Anytime Fitness in Colfax

COLFAX  —  A vehicle fire in the parking lot of Anytime Fitness in Colfax shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday, March 11, left the car destroyed but did little other damage.

The driver of the vehicle, Connie Wald of Elk Mound, noticed fire coming out from under the hood as she was pulling into the parking lot, said Colfax Fire Chief Don Logslett.

Wald went inside Anytime Fitness to get a fire extinguisher, but the fire was too far out of control at that point for the fire extinguisher to be effective, he said.

The Colfax Community Fire Department responded to the scene and was able to put the fire out before any other damage occurred, Fire Chief Logslett said.

Although the vehicle was parked within only a few feet of Anytime Fitness, there was no damage to the building, he said.

Anytime Fitness is located in the strip mall directly west of Bremer Bank. Other businesses in the mall include Mane Street Salon and Mom’s Restaurant and Pub.