Temiskaming Shores Fire Chief Tim Uttley says they received the call shortly before 6 pm.
“ When we arrived we did have a working fire, we had approximately 36 firefighters from all three stations.
It took about 4 hours to extinguish.
It is considered not be be suspicious, and still under investigation but considered to be electrical in nature. “
It is considered a large loss fire meaning in excess of half a million dollars.
The owners say the store will be closed for a while but they will come back better than ever.
The Ontario Fire Marshall’s office has been notified.