WINDOM (KMHL) – The city of Windom was caught by surprise Saturday evening when it was hit by what is believed to have been a small tornado shortly after 6 p.m.

Cottonwood County Emergency Management says a tornado struck the west side of community. Witnesses on a Windom Facebook page say the tornado was gone before the sirens sounded.

According to emergency managers, the track of the storm was about 100 feet wide and started behind a home in town.

They say the track wound through the Fairgrounds, Winfair Elementary and toward Cottonwood Lake.

“Our office has received no reports of homes being damaged to the point of being uninhabitable, and no injuries or deaths have been reported,” said Cottonwood County Emergency management. “Unfortunately some homeowners will need to cleanup again.”

Emergency management says there was damage to the fairgrounds and some tree debris in the community.

The Cottonwood County Fair was scheduled to start on Tuesday.