Have you heard of the Great Fire of 1910?

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Have you heard of the Great Fire of 1910?
« on: 28/07/2010 18:15:39 »
We're coming up on the 100 year anniversary of the Great Fire of 1910 that burned millions of acres of timber in Washington, Idaho and Montana.

The smoke travelled East, and was so bad that it caused serious problems on the North Atlantic shipping lanes!

http://www.1910fire.com/

I think I mucked up the link  [:I]
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Re: Have you heard of the Great Fire of 1910?
« Reply #1 on: 28/07/2010 18:59:13 »
Kewl link Geeze !!  [;D]

Nope...can't say i heard about that fire until now...so..it could not have been all that great then !!  [;)]
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Have you heard of the Great Fire of 1910?
« Reply #2 on: 29/07/2010 03:05:15 »
Er, slightly better link above - doh!
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« Reply #3 on: 20/08/2010 22:01:52 »
There are still places in the forests of WA-ID-MT where one can still find evidence of the "Great Fire".  Despite 100 years of recovery, burned out stumps and non-forested, burned out areas still exist in places.  Extreme dry plus hurricane force winds resulted in over 3 million acres burned.  Scary thing is that it could happen again, especially with the effective moratoriam on logging and the prevelance of vast areas of beetle kill in today's forests.
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Have you heard of the Great Fire of 1910?
« Reply #4 on: 21/08/2010 23:04:45 »
On a semi-related note: there have been some pretty big and long lasting tyre fires...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_fire
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