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Friends of Sandwich Town Archives
Helping to Preserve the Historical Treasures of Sandwich, Massachusetts
A History Lesson On Wildfires
In April of 1946, burned 15,000 acres from Sagamore to Mashpee, consumed 10 homes and drew firefighters, National Guardsmen, even farmers and their farm equipment from miles around to help tame the flames.
Read the entire January 7, 2022 Sandwich Enterprise editorial on this fire here.
Watch the dramatic footage below shot in color, taken by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
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