Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Fire

I don't really know how to start this post, so I'll just come out and say it: a whole block in Thousand Islands burned to the ground. I slept through all the sirens, but apparently the block where the ice cream parlor and the real estate agent is somehow caught fire and went up in flames late last night. Practically the whole town came out to watch (except sleeping me). Incidentally, the block also contained the fire trucks and ambulances, so they had to call in the trucks from another town to come put out the fire. Nobody was hurt, fortunately, and the hotel and the houses around the block are fine. But it's still kind of crazy.
The remains
I think a water pipe burst, and also they had to use a lot of water to get the fire out, so we have no water at our houses. We had to go scoop some from the lake to use to make our toilets flush. Anyway, for any of you Thousand Island regulars out there, this is probably just a bit of info you should know. I'm not sure what's going to happen with that block now. Maybe they'll rebuild? Who knows? Hope your day is going well and does not involve any burning buildings.

UPDATE: Around 12:30 our water came back on, thankfully. 
Getting water from the lake with my grandmother



  1. The fire sounds terrible; glad no one was hurt!

    1. Yes it was lucky no one was injured.

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    1. Fortunately everyone is fine but the whole block is in ruins!

  3. That sounds scary! I am so glad everyone was ok!


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