According to WJON, the Press Bar & Parlor in downtown St. Cloud started on fire early Monday morning. The building was so engulfed in flames that fire crews have been pulled from the building and have gone into defensive mode to try and keep the fire from spreading to other buildings.

Video footage shot by Tim Johnson shows obvious structural damage and thick smoke pouring out of what's left of the building. Johnson mentions in the video that he was in downtown St. Cloud around 10 p.m. Sunday night and walked by the Press. At that time there was no sign of a fire.

Crews arrived on the scene around 2:40 a.m. Community members have been reacting on social media upon waking up to the news today.

Ang Berthiaume said, "Oh no!! My friends own that place."

Sarah Wharton commented, "So sorry to hear."

Andria Kelley Fritz shared, "Crazy ... my sister and I just so happened to be there last weekend for a laugh! So weird..."

Check out the video footage below;

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