Devastating blaze hits local establishment

EARLY MORNING FIRE–Michigan State Police Calumet Post responded to a structure fire, around 1:30 a.m., at Carla’s Lakeshore Motel & Restaurant in Keweenaw Bay on Friday, Oct. 7. Multiple fire departments, police departments and emergency services were called to the scene. Hours were spent battling the blaze. Photo credit Jim Slater.

by John Raffel
The restaurant portion of Carla’s Lakeshore Motel & Restaurant was called a “total loss” by firefighters after a blaze hit it very early on Friday morning. The Calumet Michigan State Police Post said it responded to a structure fire at around 1:30 a.m on Friday at Carla’s, a popular local establishment, on U.S. 41 highway in Keweenaw Bay.
The highway, troopers said, was shut down for an extended period. It reopened at around 5:20 a.m. and was down to just one lane for
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