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Historic attraction in tiny N.L. tourist town gutted by fire

TWILLINGATE, N.L. — An historic house has burned to the ground in a town popular with tourists in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ashbourne House was a major tourist attraction in Twillingate, N.L.

TWILLINGATE, N.L. — An historic house has burned to the ground in a town popular with tourists in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Ashbourne House was a major tourist attraction in Twillingate, N.L., a scenic community along the province's north coast known for icebergs.

The large wooden home once belonged to the area's fishing merchant families.

Twillingate's fire chief Craig Clarke says he got the first call about the fire at 11 p.m. Thursday.

He says it took 19 volunteer firefighters about nine hours to put the fire out.

Clarke says the Ashbourne House was a tea room and a popular place for weddings before it was destroyed.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 11, 2020.

The Canadian Press




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