As we round the corner and get closer to reopening Still Waters, we needed to clear an area where Cottage Trinity and Four Directions stood. These cottages were previously identified as three and four. While there are countless memories created in these buildings, they were dormant for over 20 years. The cottages were located where the new septic leach field for the main house will be constructed. Our local Voluntown fire chief asked us to consider using those cottages for fire training. We said YES! This brings us full circle.
Yesterday about 30 men and women in full fire gear came to the property and conducted a very controlled burn of both cottages. It was an excellent training exercise with a lot of positive energy. It all was perfect in its execution. We are grateful to the Voluntown Volunteer Fire Dept No. 1 for their professionalism, attention to detail, impeccable control of the entire situation, and great communication before, during, and after the fire. Check out social media for more images.
Cottage Trinity in full blaze.
Cottage Four Directions in flames.
The fire department used Still Waters Pond as its water source, controlled by the professional firefighters.
Some of their equipment.
Here’s what remains before clean up. It’s remarkable how the trees around the cottages were protected by their targeted water sprays.