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The horror and hardship of the great Minnesota fires of 1918 are hard to imagine 100-years later. Words cannot adequately describe the sheer terror and confusion created by flames that killed nearly 500 in northeastern Minnesota and forced thousands of people from their homes.

WDSE-WRPT presents a new documentary

Fires of 1918

PBS North: March 5, 7pm; March 11, 4pm; March 14, 7pm; March 17, 3:30pm
PBs Explore: March 17, 11am; March 18, 5:30pm

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Ten communities were destroyed, and 250,000 acres consumed by the inferno. From Moose Lake to Cloquet to Duluth, every survivor marked time from that point forward as “before the fire” or “after the fire”. The date October 12, 1918 will forever be remembered in this part of the world as a date that didn’t just make history, but erased history. Now, a century later, WDSE-WRPT presents a new documentary on the greatest catastrophe ever in northern Minnesota, “Fires of 1918”. Producer, Greg Grell and Videographer/Editor Tomas Soderberg.