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Fire destroys Big Grassy medical centre


An afternoon fire destroyed the medical centre at Big Grassy on Monday.

The Lake of the Woods Fire Department was called out to assist Big Grassy firefighters when the blaze was reported between 1:30 and 2 p.m.

“The fire destroyed the building but there were no injuries reported,” said Fort Frances Fire Chief Steve Richardson, who also is the emergency measures co-ordinator for Rainy River District.

He added the cause of the fire remains unknown.

The Big Grassy medical centre was a single-storey building made up of two mobile homes.

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