'Huge ball of fire' in Nova Scotia not a Plane Crash - "Meteor"

Map of the South Shore Nova Scotia region
They feared it was a plane crash but it turned out to be a meteor shower lighting up the night sky.

Early Thursday evening, emergency crews rushed to Nova Scotia’s South Shore after getting reports that a “huge ball of fire” had fallen from the sky near Exit 16 on Highway 103.

The call of the “huge ball of fire” came in around 6:30 p.m. from an ambulance driver in the area, said RCMP Sgt. Brigdit Leger.