Great Miramichi Fire

The Great Miramichi Fire of October 7, 1825 in the area surrounding the Miramichi River in New Brunswick, Canada, ranks among the most devastating forest fires in North American history. It destroyed six thousand square miles of land in the Miramichi area. The fire is featured in popular culture, including in folk songs, as well as in Valerie Sherrard’s historical novel, Three Million Acres of Flame.

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10
Month: 
7
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1825