Fire damages Baraga County business

BARAGA — A Baraga County business suffered extensive damage in a fire early Friday morning.

The fire at Carla’s Inn and Restaurant in Keweenaw Bay was reported about 1:30 a.m., the Michigan State Police Calumet Post said in a release.

There had been no reports of anyone injured in the fire or while responding to it, Sgt. Gary Salwey said Friday afternoon. Damage to the building was extensive, Salwey said, though more

Both lanes of U.S. 41 were shut down until about 5:20 a.m., when one lane was reopened. Traffic will remain at one lane until further notice, the MSP said Friday afternoon.

MSP fire marshals were called to the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Troopers were assisted by Keweenaw Bay Tribal Police and Baraga Village Police. Fire departments responding included Keweenaw Bay, Baraga, L’Anse, Aura, Arvon Township, Chassell, Pelkie, Otter Lake and Laird. Bay Ambulance Service also responded.


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