No cause evident in cabin fire: police

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A cabin at the end of Beaver Pond Road in George's Lake was destroyed by fire Thursday night.

The damage to a more than $500,000 cabin at George’s Lake was so extensive the origin or cause of the fire that destroyed it may never be known, according to police.

Cpl. John Butler of the Bay St. George RCMP said the investigation will continue with any witnesses to the fire and information provided by the owner. He said there was no evidence left from the Thursday night fire at the end of Beaver Pond Road to assist in determining the cause. The cabin was unoccupied.

The fire was reported at 9:10 p.m. and when police arrived on the scene they found the structure completely engulfed. Newfoundland Power and the Corner Brook Fire Department also responded.

There was no danger to any of the surrounding cabins — which were some distance away.

The owner is currently out of the province.

See previous story here.

Geographic location: Beaver Pond Road

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  • bob
    March 04, 2014 - 08:12

    Yes George, there are Cabins worth that much on George's Lake. Over the past 10 years there have been many cabins that are bigger and nicer than many homes in Corner Brook. Lots of them! If this is the one that I think it is, it was for sale for a long, long, time and the asking price was close to a million. I guess nobody is going to buy it now (except of course the insurance company). It is odd that none of the really crappy old cabins seem to catch fire? Does it relate to newer building materials not being as safe as the old stuff? Or is it something else?

    • george p b
      March 04, 2014 - 13:23

      Bob: I vote (b) on your question--"is it something else?"... I wondered about arson with the Mounties guarding it overnight & CBFD doing big investigation. Plus your comment " for sale for a long, long, time and the asking price was close to a million..."

  • george p b
    March 03, 2014 - 17:53

    I am still having problems wrapping my my mind around a "half a million dollar cabin at George's Lake"... Is this an OXYMORON???? A 'cabin' worth $500,000??? An expensive residence would be more appropriate...... Are there really properties at George's Lake really in this price range????

    • InCB
      March 04, 2014 - 11:45

      My guess is the replacement cost as if new is $500,000 which usually in rural areas is much higher than market value. There are a few up there that I would think cost that. But anything that cost that much isn't what I call a cabin or cottage for that matter.