Latchford, ON Fire, Apr 1907


Fifty Buildings In Latchford, Near Cobalt, Destroyed--100 Homeless.

TORONTO, April 17.--The new Ontario town of Latchford, on the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway, nine miles south of the famous Cobalt silver mining camp, was practically destroyed by fire to-night. The fire swept the main street from end to end. The loss is estimated between $100,000 and $150,000. The fire spread so rapidly that within two hours fifty large buildings were destroyed.

The Tempiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway brought a special train from Cobalt with a fire engine and over two hundred citizens of Cobalt. Several explosions of dynamite occurred, but there were no fatalities.

One hundred people rendered homeless by the fire were taken to Cobalt.

The New York Times, New York, NY 18 Apr 1907