The Railways of Ottawa

Finding No. 21   Railway Structures Destroyed (Mainly) by Fire

Ottawa Canada Central  - Bush Fires of July 1878

Ottawa Citizen 30 July 1878

Bush fires between Stittsville and Ashton.  The fences along the road were destroyed and men were at work trying to save the ties on the road.  The heat was so great that passengers on the trains durst not put their heads near the windows while passing.

Updated 10 November 2021

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