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Fire Destroys Historic Spring Valley Building

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s office said that they responded to a fire shortly before 3am Monday at a historic building in Spring Valley, that housed Johnny Ringo’s Bar. The building dates back to the 1870’s and is on the National Register of Historic Places.The report said the building was fully involved when deputies arrived and that they concentrated on getting people out of apartments from buildings on either side of the fire.

The Spring Valley Fire Department was joined by departments from Stewartville, Ostrander and Wykoff. However the building is reported to be a total loss.

Renovation work had been done on the upper part of the building in 2015.

No one was injured in the fire. The Red Cross is working to to help tenants in nearby apartments impacted by the fire and the fire remains under investigation and as of noon on Monday firefighters were still on the scene.

Fillmore County Sheriff's Photo
Fillmore County Sheriff’s Photo

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