Former Dalhousie post office destroyed by fire

A weekend fire has destroyed a building in Dalhousie that once served as the town's post office.

The fire broke at the more than 80-year-old building at around 2:30am on Saturday.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, however the Acadie-Nouvelle reports electrical problems have been ruled out as the building was no longer connected to the power grid.

The building had fallen into disrepair in recent years and was to be torn down under the province's Dangerous and Unsightly Premises Act, however Mayor Normand Pelletier says there had been some interest in purchasing the property and that a sale may have saved it from demolition.

Approximately 40 buildings have been demolished under the Act over the last decade, with another dozen or so still under consideration.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)