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Canadian Marine Flare Destroyed

OSWEGO, NY – Some residents living near the lakeshore may have heard a loud noise the other night.

Authorities reassure that it was nothing to be alarmed about

A Canadian marine flare washed up on our Lake Ontario shore recently, according to Oswego Country Undersheriff Gene Sullivan.

They called Fort Drum and their bomb squad came down and destroyed it, he explained.

It is something that doesn’t happen to often, he added.

“It depends a lot on the weather and the condition of Lake Ontario,” he said. “This has been going on for years and years. What changed is that the soldiers from Fort Drum can no longer bring them onto the base for destruction. They have to do it here.”