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Weather history: The great Hinckley fire of 1894

The great Hinckley fire of 1894 was the deadliest fire in Minnesota’s history. Even though it only burned for four hours, it consumed much of the town and surrounding county.

The great Hinckley fire of 1894 was the deadliest fire in Minnesota’s history. Even though it only burned for four hours, it consumed much of the town and surrounding county. This video explains the circumstances surrounding the fire, and outlines some reasons the fire spread so quickly.