With temperatures on the rise and drought conditions continuing to plague our farms and forests, this FLASHBACK FRIDAY we remember the Marlow-Stoddard fire of 1941 – the largest forest fire in NH’s recorded history. Over 27,000 acres in Marlow, Stoddard, Gilsum, and Washington were destroyed.
While controlled fire does have it’s role in the conservation of forests, unfortunately 9 out of every 10 forest fires are caused by humans (just like Smokey the Bear has been telling us for 70 years).
You can read more about the Marlow-Stoddard fire in this article.
June 4 – Forest Fire, Cheshire