The devouring rages of fire /

The two most terrifying forest fires in North American history defied science. In the Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871, a powerful wind carried a house bodily in the air, and it was not on fire when it left the ground. The, the house burst into flames. This inferno actually leaped 15 miles across Green B...

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Main Author: Peterson, Clark C.
Language: English
Published: Victoria, B.C. : Trafford Pub., c2006.
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Format: Printed Book Book Nonfiction
Summary: The two most terrifying forest fires in North American history defied science. In the Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871, a powerful wind carried a house bodily in the air, and it was not on fire when it left the ground. The, the house burst into flames. This inferno actually leaped 15 miles across Green Bay. Like Peshtigo, the Great Hinckley Fire of 1894 came from many surprising directions. One of the fire's tongues shot up from the ground and burned into and to a woman's skeleton. A fiery mass engulfed a home and shed, jumped over several buildings, and bounced into a sawmill, taking its whole blazing structure into the air. Since both infernos are strikingly similar, each fire is fully detailed in The Devouring Rages of Fire. Author Clark Peterson assembled survivors' experiences to create exceptionally picturesque descriptions of both infernos. - Back cover.
Physical Description: 217 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 26 cm.
Awards: Northeastern Minnesota Book Award (NEMBA) nominee for Nonfiction, Memoir, 2006.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 141206466X (pbk.) :
9781412064668 (pbk.) :