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“Young and Old Are Victims of Bush Blazes,” Globe and Mail, October 18, 1938. Page 13.

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“Carrying Their Few Belongings, Settlers Leave Their Homes For The Safety of Fort Frances,” Toronto Star, October 15, 1938.  Page 04.

“Flames still shoot skyward in the Rainy River district.  With the wind dropping, hopes are rising that the fire will be subdued before destroying towns and villages near Fort Frances.  Meanwhile refugees continue to pack their belongings (left) bury what they cannot carry and stream to the safety of Fort Frances.  The general scene of desolation (centre) shows a road blocked after flames burned out a bridge.  At the right, inhabitants of Frog Creek are shown as trucks carry them to safety at Fort Frances.  There Hon. Peter Heenan has taken over the tasking of caring for the homeless.  Anything can happen while the fires still burn along the boundary and the firefighters that winds were ill drop further and rain will come to aid them.”

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“Strong Winds Spread Forest Fires,” Globe and Mail, October 14, 1938. Page 03.

“Shading north and west of Fort Frances indicates main forest fire area from latest Department of Lands and Forests information.  Flames are being driven toward International Falls.”

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“First Photographs From Fort Frances Forest Fire Front,” Globe and Mail, October 13, 1938. Page 08.

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