A well known building in downtown Pictou was destroyed by fire Monday.
Firefighters were called to the scene mid-morning and remained on scene until late in the day. Tuesday there was only rubble that remained.
Several fire departments are on scene and Water Street was blocked off. Nearby businesses were vacated and power in the area was disconnected. A crowd gathered to watch the fire.
“It’s a big loss to the downtown,” said Ryan, who stopped by at one point.
This is the second building to be lost in the downtown recently. In January 2017, Vernon D’Eon Lobster Plugs also burned. That fire was determined to be caused by an electrical fire.
“It’s always sad and I certainly feel for the owner operator,” said Ryan.