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Shed destroyed by fire in Grand Marais

The Grand Marais Fire Department and Cook County Ambulance were paged to respond to a structure fire at 111 West Third Street in Grand Marais at 2:30 this afternoon, Feb. 20.

A sheriff deputy was first on the scene and confirmed that a small shed on the alley was fully engulfed and said it could endanger nearby homes. According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, homeowner Carol Bosman was evacuated from the adjacent house. Her pets were also temporarily removed as a precaution.

The Grand Marais Fire Department responded and by 3 p.m., the fire had been extinguished but the fire department remained on the scene to ensure the blaze was completely out. The fire department and other responders were clear of the scene by 3:45 p.m.

The shed and its contents were destroyed by the fire. There were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time.