On September 2, 2022 at 12:49 a.m., the New Ulm Fire Department and New Ulm Police Department were dispatched to 214 North Minnesota Street for smoke coming from the Lamplighter building. Upon arrival, companies found heavy smoke coming from the building. NUFD had the fire under control in approximately 45 minutes. There were no occupants in the building at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The New Ulm Fire Department and New Ulm Police Department were on scene for approximately 3 ½ hours. NUFD and NUPD were assisted by the State Fire Marshal. The cause of the fire is under investigation.