100 years ago: Inferno in DL
One hundred years ago on Aug. 13, 1914, at 12:07 p.m., the face of downtown Detroit Lakes changed dramatically.
With just the right winds and wooden buildings lining the streets, in about two hours, 26 businesses in 20 buildings were lost or damaged in a massive fire.
The fire started in Rahm’s Livery, which is where the post office now sits. Though they were never sure how the fire started, speculation was a lantern.
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