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Cochrane District Historical Information


1911:
July 11-12: A wind-whipped forest fire raged through South Porcupine in Northern Ontario killing at least 70 people and burning the town to the ground. The next day it swept through the nearby town of Cochrane

1916:
July: The Northern Ontario forest fire of 1916 (generally known as the Matheson Fire) was the worst in Canadian history. It laid waste to nearly 800 square miles of forest and razed a number of small communities in its path. The known toll reached 282 but many more visitors and transients likely died.

Related Links:

  • Northern Ontario Disasters - Forest Fires 1911, 1916
  • Historical Fire - Ontario

    Other Historical Links

  • Historic Plaques of Cochrane District
  • Kapuskasing Welcome Centre and Ron Morel Train Museum
  • Porcupine Miners Memorial Page

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