SUDBURY -- A fire in Mattice, east of Hearst on Highway 11, has destroyed a building that housed several local businesses.

It happened on Monday and the businesses affected include the Mattice Post Office, hardware store and a gas station.

Canada Post said, for now, residents will have access to postal services at the Val-Cote location on Highway 11.

No word from fire officials on the cause of the fire, if there were any injuries or the estimate on damage.