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Porcupine Fire, The

In July 1911, at the height of the Porcupine gold rush, gale-force winds united scattered bush fires into a massive firestorm that destroyed several towns and mining camps in the area and claimed many lives.

Location

On the grounds of Northern College, Highway 101, Porcupine, Timmins

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Cochrane

Municipality: City of Timmins

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