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2014.003.3736 2nd Comaplix fire, 1915

: 2014.003.3736

: D12-7


: 1915-04-04

: Calder Soules

: 1910s, arson, fire, Forest Mills/Dominion Sawmills, forestry, Northeast (Beaton) Arm, sawmill, and Upper Arrow Lake

: Comaplix

1 b/w negative (35 mm)

Smoke emanating from ruins of Forest Mills (Dominion Sawmills) milll following arson, 4 April 1915. Seven fires were started around the mill in an attempt by the owners to destroy the mill and claim the insurance settlement. The fire spread to the townsite, destroying most of the town as well as the SS Revelstoke, and marked the end of Comaplix as a settlement.

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