Which Minnesota cities were devastated by the great fire of 1918?

On Oct. 10, 1918, a fire along a well-traveled railroad line results in the deaths of 435 people and burns 38 communities. Which area was affected? A) Duluth to Hibbing. B) Minneapolis to Rochester. C) Stillwater to St. Paul. For the answer, click on the headline above...
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A) On Oct. 10, 1918, a forest fire begins on the railroad line between Hibbing and Duluth, killing 435 people and burning 38 communities. The blaze destroys Cloquet, Carlton, Moose Lake, and several other towns before reaching the outskirts of Duluth three days later.

Afterwards, in response to a series of lawsuits, the Minnesota Supreme Court rules that the railroads are responsible for damages based on poor forestry practices.

 Photo courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society
 Photo courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society
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