BRADLEY’S BAY/MEISNER’S BAY FIRE UPDATE

*BRADLEY’S BAY FIRE UPDATE *

*and *

*ANOTHER FIRE EXTINGUISHED NEAR MEISNER’S BAY*

Friday, August 12th was a scary day at Malachi. A fire broke our at
Grosvenor’s Camp in Bradley’s Bay. Andy Grosvenor sustained some burns
and is recovering The entire Malachi community wishes him a speedy
recovery.

Events that day unfolded quickly. Many cottagers came to assist with at
least four fire pumps dousing the flames with three or four more at the
ready. An MNRF helicopter with fire crew on board landed at Stephenson
Field in North Lake. Thanks again go out to the Stephensons and their
helpers for building the landing site.

The professional crew observed the volunteer fire fighters and were
impressed with the response. They stayed overnight at firefighter(retired)
Shawn Poole’s, and checked for hot spots and inspected the site the next
day.

Here are some important observations from the fire crew , Shawn, Perry and
others:

The Good:

-Impressive community response.

-Lots of fire pumps were available.

-We were lucky there was very little wind and conditions weren’t tinder dry.

-The fire crew were very impressed with Stephenson Field and the local
readiness.

-Local retired paramedics Clay and Kim Reichert quickly attended and helped
bandage Andy.

The Not So Good:

-There were some people on the water tubing in the vicinity. *If water
bombers were called in, they would have to abort picking up water if ANY
watercraft is in the way*

-Totally unconfirmed, but a fire crew member thought they saw a drone.

-A couple of pumps did not start. Thankfully there were many on hand that
did and many observant cottagers.

A reminder to all cottagers: Buy and maintain a good quality fire pump.

Perry Stephenson also shared that we should not assume that he or Shawn are
down to transport crews to a fire site. If a helicopter is dispatched,
someone must go to Stephenson Field to pick up fire crews.

Please make sure you have the emergency numbers readily available:

*TO REPORT A FIRE: ** 310-FIRE (3473) toll free: 1-888-284-3473*

Thank you again for the effort and quick response of those campers who
fought the fire.

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*NEW – August 7th: * *FIRE EXTINGUISHED NEAR MEISNER’S BAY*

*ANOTHER FIRE WAS REPORTED TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th IN A SAND PIT NEAR THE
TRAIN TRACKS ON MEISNER’S BAY – Fire Crews and local Cottagers luckily
attended and put it out. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW*