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Dave McCullough

 

Traveling around on West Grand Lake in the Bear Trap area a common piece of conversation deals with the  large camp/cottage close to the water that never seems to be finished. Ken Bailey the owner has been trying to finish it so the property was salable. It appears that someone was staying there and left for a spell and strong winds blew down the chimney or into an open stove door and spread sparks from the wood stove and the camp was burned to the ground. The camp was owned by Ken Bailey and was uninsured. The fire departments from Grand Lake Stream, Princeton and Woodland all responded to the alarm. By the time the first engine arrived the camp had collapsed and just a hot bed of coals. The exact cause of the fire has not been determined but the stove theory seems to be the most probable.

Your humble correspondent, Dave McCullough, 207-712-8294 or dmccull1@maine.rr.com