On September 1, 1894 two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2,000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book on to chronicle the dramatic story that unfolded. Whereas Oregon's famous "Biscuit" fire in 2002 burned 350,000 acres in one week, the Hinckley fire did the same damage in five hours. The fire created its...
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Lyons Press; First Edition, First Printing edition (May 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 680319
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This wasn't a forest fire as much as an atomic bomb scale of event. I toured the museum in Hinckley the last time I was back in Minnesota. They have a great dvd they show that they put together but sadly won't produce it and offer for sale. There ...
r, including hurricane-strength winds, bubbles of plasma-like glowing gas, and 200-foot-tall flames. In some instances, "fire whirls," or tornadoes of fire, danced out from the main body of the fire to knock down buildings and carry flaming debris into the sky. Temperatures reached 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit--the melting point of steel.