Car fire in Baraga causes no injuries
BARAGA — The Baraga Fire Department responded to a car fire outside Superior Video on U.S.-41 at 4:44 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
No injuries resulted from the blaze. The car, which belonged to an employee, ignited while it was parked outside the building.
The fire was first reported by a customer entering the building, who warned the employees inside.
“It could’ve been a lot worse,” Baraga Fire Department Chief Jeff Mayo said.
The car set fire to another car parked next to it and spread to the Superior Video building, inflicting damage to the wall and the eaves on the exterior.
According to Mayo, the damage inside the building was limited to smoke and water damage “and a few melted DVDs.”
Mayo estimated the fire fighting crew pumped about 2,000 gallons of water on the blaze.
The Superior Video owner was out of town, but a family member said the building is insured.
Keweenaw Bay Tribal Police were also at the scene.