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Australia / Bar Harbor fires 1947

Australia / Bar Harbor fires 1947

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=mt+desert+fire

https://maineanencyclopedia.com/mount-desert-fire/

Mount Desert, Fires of 1947

"In less than three hours the wildfire traveled six miles, leaving behind a three-mile wide path of destruction."
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My mother said she remembers the radio reporting the fire as it was happening.

People were on the edge of Bar Harbor being rescued by boats.

In the 60s, we would go down to the island and you could still see the dead, burned trees of the forest.

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https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/31/australia-bushfires-towns-devastated-and-lives-lost-as-blazes-turn-the-sky-red

Australia’s bushfire crisis has claimed at least two more lives, authorities confirmed on Tuesday, as dozens of fires tore through several towns on the east coast and forced thousands of people to take shelter on beaches.
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