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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fire on Langmaid's Island

This is a sight you never want to see.  Langmaid's Island is one of the jewels of the Lake of Bays, and home to a very old log cabin.   The cause of this fire is yet undetermined, but on Sunday it was destroyed by fire.
These pictures were provided by David Wilkie. It has been hot and dry up here. We had to water our garden before we were able to plant, it was that dusty in there.  The bush is like tinder. There was a bush fire just north of Huntsville that called in three fire departments and two water bombers.  This cottage fire also spread into the woods on the Island.
The Lake of Bays is fortunate indeed to have both a keen and well trained volunteer Fire Dept. and a Fire Boat.  For all those people who openly wondered why a fire-boat might be a necessary item, this is your answer.  This, and the several times last summer it was called to boating accidents.  We cannot emphasize enough how careful we all need to be with fire (and with boats. And cars, come to that). Once a fire gets started, in can get into the forest with terrifying speed.

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