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Officials: No injuries reported after fire at Superior Auto

Building a 'complete loss'

Firefighters work against a blaze at Superior Auto Parts, located at 209 U.S. 41 in Negaunee Township, Thursday afternoon. A fire broke out at the business, resulting in a long backup of traffic heading west on U.S. 41. (Journal photo by Christie Mastric)

NEGAUNEE — No injuries were reported after a fire erupted in a building at the Superior Auto Sales and Rental property along U.S. 41 in Negaunee Township on Thursday afternoon.

The building was a complete loss and the cause of the fire remained undetermined and under investigation as of Friday, officials said.

Negaunee Township Fire Chief Jeff Kontio’s alarm sounded at 2:23 p.m Thursday, calling his firefighting crew to Superior Auto Sales and Rental in response to a fire that had erupted in a building located in the back of the property. The building was very closed off and surrounded by fencing. The building was fully engulfed when responders from Negaunee, Marquette and Ishpeming townships, as well as Marquette County and the city of Negaunee, arrived at the scene. The responders had the fire “knocked down” in about one hour and extinguished at around 8 p.m. Thursday, officials said.

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