Only Firehouse on Madeline Island on Lake Superior Destroyed by Fire Overnight

WDIO.com – “An early-morning fire destroyed Madeline Island’s only fire hall.

Town of La Pointe town administrator Lisa Potswald told WDIO that only one wall of the building remained standing when she was on the scene at about 3:30 a.m. The fire is believed to have destroyed all of the fire engines and ambulances in the hall.

Potswald said no one was injured, and an investigation into the fire cause is underway.

Madeline Island can currently be reached by an ice road, which will close when ice conditions become unsafe. A windsled is used to transport people between the island and the mainland between ice road and ferry seasons, and fire trucks from the mainland won’t be able to reach the island during windsled season.”…Continue Reading Here

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