Dino Stathopoulos smelled the smoke shortly after 11:30, and he called 9-1-1. While it felt like an hour, he said fire crews started arriving within minutes.
The garage across the lane next to Rolf's TV Repair was fully engulfed in flame. Fortunately, the winds had died down, but there was still a danger to neighbouring buildings, as well as overhead wires and trees.
The aerial truck from Kenora Fire and Emergency Services was called in, just in case, but the frame of the garage had been decimated. Firefighters could only keep the flames from spreading, and the mop-up duties started before midnight.
No injuries were reported, and fire chief Warren Brinkman was on the scene, as he worked to figure out the cause.
It's the second fire within a week, after a garage on Trojan Avenue in the city's north end was destroyed last Sunday. It was also a day full of forest fire activity, as parts of three highways in the district -- near Dryden, Sioux Lookout and Shoal Lake -- were closed for extended periods.