Babs Young, reporter, and the aftermath of the Ellsworth fire

Posted on December 19, 2011


Babs writes: Last week there was a fire in Ellsworth which as you can see pretty much devastated this business. I send you this image, not for the devastation but because I really like the this photograph. I love the color, textures and the composition.

The fire gutted the whole corner when this auto repair shop went up, but the good news is that no one was injured. Half a dozen cars, trucks and motorcycles were destroyed and the cleanup is going to be a bear, but people are just pitching in and getting the job underway. Here’s a sobering thought for you (or for me anyway): the fire started from a woodstove in the basement. Good job by fire departments from this whole corner of the county to keep the old township hall from being destroyed too.

Fire and water. Our intimate friends here in the North Country . . . and sometimes our enemies, too.