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Ontario's big blizzard and more of Canada's worst weather

Love Exploring Logo By Rachel Truman of Love Exploring | Slide 3 of 33: Another of the country’s worst disasters occurred 10 years later on 4 October 1922, when a wildfire devastated the Temiskaming District in northeast Ontario. Strong winds fanned small bush fires, set by farmers to clear the land, into a raging inferno which swept through townships, farms and rural communities destroying homes, killing livestock and leaving 43 people dead. Also known as the Haileybury Fire, after the county seat which it completely engulfed, the uncontrollable wildfire incinerated hundreds of square miles.

1922: The Great Fire, Ontario

Another of the country’s worst disasters occurred 10 years later on 4 October 1922, when a wildfire devastated the Temiskaming District in northeast Ontario. Strong winds fanned small bush fires, set by farmers to clear the land, into a raging inferno which swept through townships, farms and rural communities destroying homes, killing livestock and leaving 43 people dead. Also known as the Haileybury Fire, after the county seat which it completely engulfed, the uncontrollable wildfire incinerated hundreds of square miles.

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