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PACIFIC COAST AND CANADIAN FIRE NOTES.

Issue 17 and Volume 20.

PACIFIC COAST AND CANADIAN FIRE NOTES. (From our own correspondent) SAN FRANCISCO, October 4, 1896. Forest fires destroyed two small towns on Skeena river, in British Columbia. The places were almost deserted, and the loss will be very light. Several other towns are surrounded by fierce fires. The weather continues fine, and, unless the rain falls soon, a number of settlements, including a town occupied by Norwegian colonists, will be wiped out. Smoke fills the air in every direction, and two British war vessels were damaged through running on rocks while feeling their way around Vancouver Inland.—The fire commissioners of San Francisco applied to the board of supervisors for funds to purchase four new steam fire engines.—Chief Ackerman, of New Westminster, B. C., was badly injured recently. He was thrown from a bicycle while riding to one of the forest fires which threatened the city.—The voters of San Francisco will…

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