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Human remains discovered following house fire

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.

August 23, 2016
By The Canadian Press

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.

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