This Day in History August 14, 1933

By Ruth on August 14, 2014 in history
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Tillamook BurnI am from the Pacific Northwest, but I didn’t know about this bit of history.  On this date in 1933, the historic Tillamook Burn began along the Oregon Coast.  A little spark caused the fire, and it burned at least a quarter of a million acres of Douglas Fir forest.  The cost of the loss is estimated to have been 600 million dollars.  The rainy season is what finally ended this horrendous fire.  As can be illustrated by this video, the fighting of forest fires was changed by this occurrence.

For more info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillamook_Burn

http://writingthewest.org/2013/07/30/august-1933-fire-consumes-oregons-tillamook-forest/

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43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher

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