What most of us don’t know is this: it was the single most devastating urban fire in the 19th century in North America, eclipsing the more famous fires in Boston and Chicago.
A breathtaking, fast-paced work of historical fiction based on the tragic true story of the 1941 Mount Allison University residence fire.
The Miramichi Fire was the largest wildfire ever to occur within the British Empire, one of the largest in North American history, and the largest along the eastern seaboard.
Three Million Acres of Flame (2007, Dundurn Press) is a historical novel by Miramichi author Valerie Sherrard. It tells the story of young Skye Haverill and her family and friends against the backdrop of the Great Miramichi Fire of 1825, one of the largest forest fires ever recorded in North American history. Synopsis Fourteen year old Skye Haverill and her…