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The Great Hinckley Fire (1894) Options
Daemon
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The Great Hinckley Fire (1894)

A months-long drought, elevated summer temperatures, and certain logging practices set the stage for what would become one of the deadliest fires in Minnesota's history. On September 1, 1894, several small fires in the forests of Pine County merged and grew into a firestorm that completely consumed six towns, including Hinckley, Mission Creek, and Brook Park, within hours. At least 418, and as many as 800, people were killed in the inferno. How did some residents manage to escape? More...
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I read a book about this a few years back -- very interesting. It should be noted that most of the people who jumped into wells to escape the fire died there by suffocation. The blaze above resulted in no oxygen in the well.
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