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The Big Burn: A tale for our times

Go to Mt. Baker Theatre March 7 to hear Timothy Egan discuss his 2009 history of the nation’s largest wildfire, which in the summer of 1910 blazed out of control in Idaho and Montana’s Bitterroot Mountains, killing more than 85 people. That’s almost the same number, 86, who died in the not so poetically named Camp fire which destroyed Paradise in California last fall.

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