Fire Sweeps Canadian Town, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-10


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Fire Sweeps Canadian Town CABANO, Que., May 9 UP . — All residents of this town of 4,000 population were ordered to abandon their homes today when a wind-whipped fire swept out of control and threatened to destroy every building here. The flames already had destroyed 30 houses, three "hotels and two lumber yards and were licking at other buildings directly in their path. There were no reports of casualties. Fire chief Elie Grandmaison said the mayor had appealed fox military help. He said residents were being sent to nearby villages.

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