Car fire in Baraga causes no injuries

Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette A Wednesday fire in a parked car spread to another car and also damaged the Superior Video building along U.S.-41, but the fire caused no injuries. The parked car belonged to an employee of the store.

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.

Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette A Wednesday fire in a parked car spread to another car and also damaged the Superior Video building along U.S.-41, but the fire caused no injuries. The parked car belonged to an employee of the store.

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.

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