October events highlight lessons from 1947 fire

1947 has been called “The Year Maine Burned.” A series of events is being offered this October to highlight what happened and how we prepare for wildfire today.

On Oct. 17, 1947, a fire started in Bar Harbor, Maine, that spread through the town and Acadia National Park. Meanwhile, wildfires sprang up across the drought-stricken Northeast, posing unprecedented challenges.

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