The Great Hinckley Fire, on September 1, 1894, killed 418 people. The most conservative estimate is that 160,000 acres were burned. It was one of the deadliest fires in U.S. history.

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Faster Than Flames--Engineer Root Outraces the Hinckley Fire
How a train engineer saved lives in the Hinckley fire. For children. By Kathy Warnes.
The Great Hinckley Fire, 1894
Illustrated description from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, of the conditions that led to the deadly fire and what happened on that September day.
The Hero of Hinckley
News feature from Minnesota Public Radio about Ojibwe artist Steve Premo's mural honoring an Ojibwe woman who rescued a white family in the Hinckley Fire of 1894.
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