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Old 02-25-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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Fire at Kamp Kill Kare

Just saw this.

I hope the damage isn't too major. That barn is one of a kind.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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That's too bad...

Just a question though, isn't Kill Kare right on Lake Kora? Why would they need to run a mile of hose to get to the lake? Or maybe they had a whole bunch of hoses, totaling a mile?
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:18 PM   #3
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This is not the first time fire has struck (note the date on this NYT article).
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:49 PM   #4
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I lived and worked at Kamp Kill Kare from 1963 - 1975. The barn that burned is made of huge stones, but obviously has a lot of wooden structure as well. Kill Kare has it's own water system with two huge enclosed reservoirs and many fire hydrants. In fact I know of two fire hydrants within 200 feet of the barn complex. I guess maybe they were inaccessible due to snow or maybe frozen. The main camp is located on the shores of Lake Kora, but the barn is located farther up the mountain and actually probably 200 feet higher in elevation from the lake, therefore the "mile of hose" required. My book "Kamp Kill Kare, Memories Of Life In An Adirondack Great Camp" details all the buildings and property. It's sad to think of the damage to this historic camp.
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