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THE FOREST FIRES.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(10):395. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421150029012.
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This week is one that will long be remembered in Northern Wisconsin, Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Michigan. This region, bordering upon Lake Superior, comprises about all there is left within the United States of the magnificent pine forests of the country of the great lakes. There had been a long drouth; the dead leaves, always thick in a pine forest, became thoroughly dry, the small pools had evaporated under a hot sun, and many of the marshes had become dry as dust. In such conditions, an accidental spark from a passing locomotive engine; ashes blowing from the camp fire of a hunter, or from the pipe of a careless woodsman, was all that was necessary to start the forest fire. A strong breeze fanned the flames into fury; houses, trees and bridges were wrapped in fire and smoke, and every living thing was in danger. More than six hundred square

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