Finding fun things to do in the winter months in North Dakota can be challenging. You can hit the gym, go to the movies, shop around the mall, and even go bowling. Unfortunately, bowing is no longer an option for one North Dakota town.


According to AP News, a fire broke out around 12:30 a.m., Monday, September 4th, at a North Dakota bowling alley. B-52 Roadhouse and Lanes in Harvey, North Dakota, caught fire. Reports indicate it was a total loss; the structure is completely gutted.

Harvey is a small town in central North Dakota with a population of approximately 1,50 people, according to the 2020 census. It sits 75-80 miles away from Bismarck.

 Family Fun Facility Now Gone

The facility was a great source of family fun for the residents of Harvey, and I'm sure it has saddened the community. After all, it is one of the only bowling alleys in the area.

According to the source, more than two dozen fire crews responded to the blaze. Reports of the fire first came into the fire department at approximately 12:20 a.m., claiming "Heavy pouring smoke" was coming from the building.

The business' Facebook page made a heartbreaking post addressing the matter.

Injuries & Next Steps

According to the source, there were no reported injuries, and the State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire.

The business made another Facebook post, expressing their gratitude for the work of local firefighters and for those who have supported the business over the years.

We wish them nothing but the best during this difficult time.


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