FERNIE, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Aug. 2, 1908 - Smoldering forest fires burst into a wall of raging flames and wiped out the entire town, killing at least 74 people. A strong wind from the west fanned the fire into a fury and flames appeared on the crest of a hill overlooking the town in early afternoon. The fire raced down the mountainside and before a fireguard could be put in place, the town was ablaze. The conflagration continued on before reaching the town of Hosmer, which was also destroyed.
REKINDLES >>> By PAUL HASHAGEN 100 Years Ago FERNIE, BRITIS
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