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Destroyed by Fire Night of October 8, 1871
威斯康星的佩需提哥镇在1871108日的大火中被完全烧毁

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中西部的大火:1871108

1871108日星期天,中西部发生惊人的大火,加上当时环境因素配合,火势一发不可收拾。大范围的林木一直延烧了一个星期。后来风势增强且改变方向,消防队员再也无法控制延烧的火势。

许多中西部的城镇因为都被林木包围,所以也遭到大火焚毁。在几个小时之内,许多城镇,包括佩需提哥 (
Peshtigo) 、荷兰 (Holland) 、马妮斯提 (Manistee) ,以及呼隆港 (Port Huron) 等,都被烧成灰烬。至少有1200人死于这场大火。而有将近一半的死者是威斯康星州佩需提哥镇的居民。就在同一晚,伊利诺州的大城芝加哥也发生了一场大火。

你知道有哪些防治火灾的方法呢?


A deadly fire spread that night through the states of Michigan and Wisconsin. Vast tracts of forest burned for a week. When the wind increased and shifted direction, fire fighters were unable to control the flames any longer.

Many of the towns in the Midwest were built from the surrounding woods. Within hours, several cities and towns, including Peshtigo, Holland, Manistee and Port Huron burned to the ground. At least 1,200 people died as a result of the fire. Nearly half the fatalities occurred in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. That same night, the Great Chicago Fire erupted in nearby Illinois.

What are some precautions you have been taught that prevent fires?

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