History: The worst fire I ever saw

Reprinted from the July 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Out of control grass fire spread by strong wind

The worst fire I ever saw
By Mrs. S. E. Warren, Vauxhall, Alta.

‘Not long ago the Lethbridge Herald printed an account of a prairie fire in the south-east of the province in early homestead days. As the oldtimer read the story he was reminded of another prairie fire, – “The worst fire I ever saw!” he said. And as it happened so many years ago – 45 years last fall – its story might be of more than common interest to the many people who have settled in that burnt-over country since.’

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