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Peshtigo fire

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on 20 November 2013

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Transcript of Peshtigo fire

Peshtigo fire
1. 2 million

acres of the forests were burned
A fire storm formed
One building was standing in Peshtigo
The fire was 2,000 degrees
Effects on U.S. citizens
1,200 to 2,400 people died
1,500 homeless
Difficult to identify bodies
People jumped in the Peshtigo River
People jumped in water tanks
Stampedes of farm animals crushed people
P
eshtigo fire happened on the same day as Chicago fire
Possibly the worst fire in U.S. history
Fire melted sand
People thought it was the end of the world
Telegraphs were burned and people could not call for help
Peshtigo fire was
forgotten
Father killed 3 daughters
Causes
Unattended fires
Comet Biela
Very dry season perfect for fires
These are just conspiracy theories no one knows today
Effects on Environment
Preparation
People jumped into the Peshtigo River
Little chance of warning
Escaping was difficult
Small chance of escaping
Interesting Facts
Prevent
bibliography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peshtigo_Fhttp:// www.history.com/this-day-in-history/massive-fire-burns-in-wisconsinire http://www.offthebeatenpath.ws/Parks/PeshtigoFire/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wioconto/Fire.htm

Are forest fires good?
Germination
ponderosa pine
Nutrients
Increase plants and animals
New plants absorb carbon dioxide

Key features
A firestorm is created by a large fire with very strong winds
Firestorms travel 90 mph
Firestorms form like a tornado
Peshtigo
Sunday,October 8,1871
Peshtigo Wisconsin
Holland,Manistee,Michigan,and across Lake Michigan
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