PHOTOS: Milford House gone

Slideshow of early morning fire that destroyed iconic lodge

Lawrence Powell editor@annapolisspectator.ca
Published on May 18, 2014
Milford House

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Milford House burning.

Photos by Tim Wilson

Milford House

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Little was left but charred lumber.

Photos by Tim Wilson

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Smoke, steam, and fire combined.

Photos by Tim Wilson

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Sunrise and fire trucks.

Photos by Tim Wilson

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Lots of water on the flames.

Photos by Simone Wilson

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Flames spread to the entire structure.

Photos by Simone Wilson

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Sunrise showed the extent of the damage as firefighters were still battling the flames.

Photos by Simone Wilson

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The fire appears to have started in the front of the lodge in the south corner.

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Firefighters were still putting out hot spots well into the morning.

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Annapolis Royal firefighters were still on the scene at mid-morning.

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The chimney was still standing.

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Milford House remains this morning.

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Spraying foam on the hot spots.

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A wedding took place Saturday near where these firefighters stand.

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Still some hot spots.

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Annapolis Royal Fire Chief Malcolm Francis, right, with an investigator from the fire marshal's office.

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An investigator from the fire marshal's office was taking photographs as he probed the scene. He also interviewed witnesses from the cabins and talked to Milford House staff and management.

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Annapolis Royal Fire Chief Malcolm Francis, left, with an investigator from the fire marshal's office.

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Annapolis Royal Fire Chief Malcolm Francis, Milford House manager Bev Richards, and a fire marshal's office investigator.

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Nobody was injured when fire ripped through the iconic Milford House early Sunday morning.

Annapolis Royal Fire Chief Malcolm Francis said his department received the called at exactly 4 a.m. and were able to make it to South Milford by 4:30 a.m. It's more than 20 kilometres from the Annapolis Royal fire hall.

Read more here.

Guest at the lodge, Simone provided the nighttime fire photos. Other photos are by Spectator editor Lawrence Powell and photographer Tim Wilson.