Reminisce Bed and Breakfast in Bridgetown sustains major damage in fire
No one on premises when fire broke out, says fire chief Randy Sheridan
Fire broke out early Monday morning at a Bridgetown bed and breakfast, destroying the top floor of the building and collapsing the roof.
Firefighters were called to the Reminisce Bed and Breakfast on South Street at about 3:30 a.m.
"Structurally, there's a lot of damage done on the main part of the house. The roof on the front caved in," said Randy Sheridan, the chief of the Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Department. "The second floor is pretty much compromised."
The owners of the bed and breakfast, Dean and Susan Ruzic, were away and there were no guests on the premises of the inn when the fire started, said Sheridan.
The Reminisce Bed and Breakfast, which dates back to 1870, advertises two guest suites.
Sheridan said it appears the fire started on the lower floor.
Three other fire departments from Annapolis Royal, Port Lorne and Lawrencetown worked to put out the fire, which was extinguished by 11:30 a.m., Sheridan said.
No other structures were threatened by the fire, he said. The fire marshal is at the scene to determine the cause.