Garage, trailer burn in Shuniah Fire

THUNDER BAY – A fire destroyed a garage and trailer in Shuniah Friday evening, but was stopped before causing any additional damage.

The blaze erupted on a Silver Beach Road property shortly before 7 p.m. Friday.

Blair Arthur, fire chief with Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services, said responders were on scene within about 12 minutes of receiving a call. They found the fire fully involved, burning much of the garage as well as a travel trailer that had been located beside the garage.

The blaze was brought under control within about 15 minutes, and there were no injuries in the incident.

Seventeen Shuniah firefighters, four Pass Lake firefighters, Ontario Provincial Police, and Superior North EMS responded to the call.

Arthur said authorities were not ready to release information on the cause of the fire Friday night.

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