Fire destroys lodge at Milford House

Jennifer Hoegg and Lawrence Powell
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ANNAPOLIS ROYAL - An early morning fire has destroyed the lodge at Milford House.

Annapolis Royal fire crews received the call at 4 a.m.  May 18 and were at the scene by 4:30 a.m., finding the main lodge fully involved.

Firefighters from a number of departments were called in mutual aid to the resort on Trunk 8 between Annapolis Royal and Kejimkujik National Park.

The cause of the fire is not known as of mid-morning, but officials from the fire marshal’s office are on the scene.

Milford House fans have been posting condolences on the resort's Facebook page this morning. It was the resort’s opening weekend and there were 23 guests in the  cottages.

The historic resort has welcomed travellers since the late 1800s, with the first cabins opening in 1902. In 2000, a fire destroyed the main lodge. The building destroyed this morning was the replacement structure.

There were no injuries to firefighters, guests or staff at the resort.

Organizations: Milford House

Geographic location: Annapolis Royal, Kejimkujik National Park

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