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Structure on McNabs Island to be Burned

The Department of Natural Resources will be burning a structure on McNabs Island on the morning of Tuesday, March 31. Members of the public should not be alarmed if they see smoke and fire on the island on this date.

The structure is an abandoned cottage that is in poor condition.

It is located on the northwest end of the island. The cottage could pose a danger to summer visitors to McNabs. This structure should not be confused with the three historic homes located on the north end of the island.

The burning of this structure will be conducted by trained professionals under permit from the Department of Environment. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, and 911 have been made aware of the removal.

Burning has been determined as the best method of removal given the remoteness of the island. Taking the structure apart by hand would be dangerous and transporting the necessary equipment to the island would be difficult.

Source: Release

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