WAITE PARK -- Fire crews are battling a large business fire in Waite Park. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the fire broke out at just before 12:00 p.m. Thursday at 3100 7th Street South.

The business listing for that address is Rock On Companies.

The Waite Park Police Department has closed the southbound lane of Highway 23 and 28th Avenue South and the northbound lane of 28th Avenue South and 7th Street South.

Thick black smoke can be seen billowing above the business as tanker trucks from area fire departments continue to respond to the scene.

WJON Reporter Justin LaBounty says as of 2:00 p.m. the smoke has been reduced to minimal and no flames could be seen from the scene. He says only the Waite Park and St. Cloud fire crews are currently at the scene of the fire.

There is no official word on injuries or the cause of the blaze at this time. However, an employee of Rock On Companies did post on the WJON Facebook page that everyone got out of the business safely.

Justin LaBounty, WJON News

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