GRAND MARAIS (AP) -- Fire has destroyed three businesses in downtown Grand Marais in northern Minnesota.

Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen says 911 dispatch received a report of a fire in the back of the Crooked Spoon Cafe early Monday afternoon. The fire spread to two neighboring businesses, Picnic & Pine and White Pine North.


Grand Marias Public Utilities Commission was dispatched to cut power to the area, and the city also deployed a backhoe to help firefighters knock down the blaze. Firefighters have the fire under control.

No one was hurt. The cause remains under investigation.

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