Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Coast Guard excercises result in Fort Niagara Fire ...

From the Buffalo News:
YOUNGSTOWN — Investigators are trying to determine if a minor fire this morning at Old Fort Niagara is linked to a flare used during Coast Guard training exercises being conducted nearby in the Niagara River.

Coast Guard Chief Dennis O'Connell said Niagara Station members were practicing with a variety of aerial distress flares, which are used in cases of emergency, when the fire broke out in a fort office building.

We were planning on picnicking at Fort Niagara State Park on Friday. I hope the park is still open.