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Fire cause unknown

The fire department's investigation of the scene of a north-end blaze over the weekend has been completed, with the cause deemed “undetermined.”

On Saturday around 5:25 a.m., 18 members of the Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service responded to a structure fire at the former Acklands-Grainger building on Sixth Street West.

Damage to the building was extensive.

Fire loss

The former Acklands-Grainger building on Sixth Street West is being guarded by a private security firm after a fire there Saturday morning.

The cause of the blaze has not been released but it's clearly apparent the damage is extensive.

The building had been under renovation.

Calendar winners

Peter Burbeck (Atikokan) and Katelyn Nielson (Stratton) won the $100 up for grabs Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, respectively, in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.

Foul play ruled out

Members of the Kenora OPP, the Northwest Region Crime Unit, and the Kenora OPP Forensic Identification Unit (FISU) attended the scene of a sudden death on Friday, Nov. 3, around 2:40 p.m.

Police attended and located a male deceased in an outdoor area.