The Great Fire of 1846

The Great Fire of 1846


The Great Fire of 1846

On Tuesday, August 4, 1846, the town of La Prairie was engulfed in fire. Due to a lack of maintenance, the fire pumps did not work. Only about twenty buildings did not burn.

The Great Fire of 1846

Organizing of a group of volunteer firefighters, purchasing a truck and installing hydrants greatly helped improving fire fighting.



Excerpt of
Old La Prairie: A Heritage Site to Discover

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