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Human remains discovered following house fire

By The Canadian Press   

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Aug. 23, 2016, Barneys River, N.S. - Police say they have recovered a body from a house that caught fire in Nova Scotia's Pictou County.

The RCMP say they were called to the home in Barneys River Station shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday.

They say the home on Barneys River Road was fully engulfed in flames when they and several fire departments arrived.

At the time, they were unable to find a 42-year-old man living in the home.

But a police dog and handler later discovered human remains in the charred debris.


The remains have been turned over to the medical examiner to determine the cause of death and a positive identity.

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