Allston, MI Forest Fires, May 1910

Allston, Mich., Surrounded by Flames---Rain Alone Will Stop the Damage

Increasing forest fires in the west end of the peninsula of Michigan have cast a pall of smoke on the whole region, having destroyed much valuable timber lands and threatening to wipe out the village of Allston. The town is completely surrounded by fire.

Two homes are already burned and latest reports are that the fire continues to gain on the village. Every resident is fighting fire, but the town seems doomed. There has been no rain in the copper country for several weeks and the woods are dry. Unless rains come it seems certain that enormous damage must result.

The Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 11 May 1910