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Great Fire of 1916, The

In July 1916, high winds united separate fires burning in the tinder-dry woods along the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway into one vast conflagration that devastated 500,000 acres, destroyed numerous settlements including Matheson, and killed more than 200 people.

Location

In the Black River waterfront parkette on Highway 101, Matheson

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Cochrane

Municipality: Township of Black River-Matheson

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