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It’s All There in Black and White: The Great Fire

Known as the Sayward Fire, the Bloedel Fire or the Great Fire of 1938, it was a blaze that went down in history.

This article from the Comox District Free Press of July 28, 1938 provides a day-by-day account of the event that would end with approximately 30,000 hectares of forest destroyed.

With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.

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