Thirsty Whale Bakery Owners Lose House and Dog in Fire

One of our semifinalists for our Cities 97.1 Sweetest 16 lost their home and dog in a fire the morning after our Sweetest 16 kickoff party.

Owners Kyle and Megan Baker were informed Friday morning that their house was on fire and was at a total loss. All four of their pets were pulled out of the house, however, their rescue pit/lab mix, Zita, passed away on the scene.

The couple opened Thirsty Whale Bakery in North Minneapolis just a few years ago, when they were just 22 and 27. The storefront was set to have its one year birthday this weekend.

Losing a home and a loved one is the most heart-wrenching tragedy you can imagine going through, and I know I can speak for all of us at Cities 97.1 when I say Kyle, Megan, Zita, and their other pets are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Friends and family set up a GoFundMe to help the Bakers with living expenses until they get life figured out. If you'd like to donate to the GoFundMe, click here.

Thirsty Whale Bakery was nominated for having the best donuts in the Twin Cities in our Sweetest 16.

Photo: Google Street View



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