In a post on the Dansville Fire Department Facebook page, it was noted on March 18 that Dansville’s famous “Castle On the Hill”, the former Bernarr McFadden Sanitorium, is on fire. The fire was called in on Friday night.
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The structure has been deemed unsafe for years, and so it has been decided that entering the building to fight the fire in the upper floors is unsafe. The fire is suspicious in nature, since there is no longer electric in the building.
The public service announcement on the Facebook page Saturday morning reads: