Special to the EagleHerald/Val Ihde
Menominee firefighters Capt. Mike Maas (right) and Todd Lemery help extinguish a fire Sunday night behind the Sherwin-Williams store, 720 Pierce Ave., Marinette.  
Special to the EagleHerald/Val Ihde

Menominee firefighters Capt. Mike Maas (right) and Todd Lemery help extinguish a fire Sunday night behind the Sherwin-Williams store, 720 Pierce Ave., Marinette.  

MARINETTE — A fire late Sunday night in downtown Marinette destroyed contents of a shed-type structure belonging to St. Vincent de Paul.

The fire, which started about 10:30 p.m., occurred in a shed or lean-to type building behind the Sherwin-Williams building, 720 Pierce Ave. The office of Dr. Tim Corgan, Corgan Vision Clinic, 716 Pierce Ave., is adjacent to the Sherwin-Williams building.

Marinette Fire Chief Jay Heckel said items destroyed included such things as clothing, a table, chairs, tires, television sets and stuffed animals. “All the contents of the shed (were destroyed),” he said.

Heckel said electrical service, cable and phone service to the entire building were knocked out, but the interior of the building was not damaged. The Sherwin-Williams building is owned by Ron Chevalier.

Firefighters from Menominee, along with the Marinette Police Department, Emergency Rescue Services and Aurora Medical Center - Bay Area paramedics offered assistance. Heckel said there were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Firefighters left the scene at about 1:30 a.m. Monday.