Weather Alert
Rhonda Silence

Fire causes minimal damage to garage on South Shore Drive

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a fire in a garage at 303 South Shore Drive at 7:36 p.m. on Monday, March 22. The Maple Hill and Grand Marais Fire departments and Cook County Ambulance were paged to respond.

The reporting party said no people were in the garage, but there was a vehicle, three snowmobiles, and a jet ski in the structure.

The first emergency responders arrived on the scene by 7:49 p.m. and they informed the sheriff’s office that the Grand Marais Fire Department could be canceled. The fire was quickly extinguished and all units were clear of the scene by 8:44 p.m.

The property owner was able to move the vehicles away from the fire.

According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the garage is still standing, but there was significant damage done to the interior of the wall where the fire was located.

The origin of the fire appeared to have been by the workbench area. No cause has been determined.