5 99 years ago today: Minnesota forest fire kills 453 people
(Vid portrays still-photos only) The fire, known as the Cloquet-Moose Lake fire because that is where the damage was worst, began at rail lines near Sturgeon Lake. In all, 38 towns and villages were destroyed by the fire. Four thousand houses, 6,000 barns and 40 schools all went up in flames. Hundreds of thousands of farm animals also perished in the fire-a huge loss for area farmers.
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