Garage destroyed by evening fire

FORT FRANCES—The Fort Frances Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire on the 300 block of Fourth Street West on Thursday evening.
Seventeen firefighters arrived on the scene just before 6:50 p.m. to find the blaze well underway, but got it under control less than five minutes later.
Firefighters remained on the scene until 8:15 p.m.
“The garage was a total loss, and there was radiant heat damage to a garage in the next lot over and to the back of the home,” firefighter Greg Allan said Friday morning.
He added the cause of the fire was accidental.
No injuries were reported.
The local fire department is reminding the public they must call 9-1-1 in case of emergencies and not the business number at the fire hall (274-7891).
This is because no one will answer if the fire hall number is called while all the firefighters are out on another call, meaning a delay in response to that particular emergency, stressed Allan.
Calling 9-1-1 is a direct line to the central dispatch in Dryden.
(Fort Frances Daily Bulletin)