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Great Fire of 1922, The

In early October 1922, scattered bush fires burning north of Haileybury were united by high winds into a mammoth forest fire that swept 18 townships. Several communities were destroyed leaving more than 5,000 people homeless. Snow and rain finally brought the blaze under control.

Location

In a roadside park, Highway 11, about 3 km south of the Earlton Overpass, Thornloe

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Timiskaming

Municipality: Village of Thornloe

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