Crews fight greenhouse fire at Gertens in Inver Grove Heights

Smoke fills the air along Blaine Avenue in Inver Grove Heights after a fire at Gertens. (FOX 9)

Crews battled a fire at Gertens Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights Sunday night.

Dakota County Dispatch said the fire burned a structure at the Gertens location at 5500 Blaine Avenue in Inver Grove Heights. The first fire call came in at 6:38 p.m.

In a statement Sunday night, Gertens said one of its growing greenhouses is what caught fire near its main store location. No injuries were reported in the fire. 

The cause of the fire is unknown. Gertens praised area fire departments for their quick actions to stop the spread of the fire. 

"While this isn't quite the way we thought we would begin our 100th year in business, we are thankful to have such great customers and a wonderful community to serve, even during times like these," Gertens said in the statement. 

Smoke could be seen emanating from the structure on MnDOT traffic cameras.

MnDOT traffic cameras show a greenhouse at Gertens Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights emitting smoke Sunday night. (MnDOT)

Here is the full statement from Gertens: