Miramichi Fire • Earth.com

Last update: October 14th, 2019 at 1:05 pm

Miramichi Fire

In 1825, a fire that started in New Brunswick made its way into parts of Maine, claiming 160 lives. The fire consumed over 3 million acres and destroyed entire communities and forests. The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is believed that the the spruce budworm may have made the forest much dryer than usual.

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