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Metz remembers

October 12, 2008
Mike Modrzynski

The tiny village of Metz stands as a monument to one of Presque Isle County's deadliest tragedies; the 1908 Metz Fire that claimed the lives of 37 people caught in the path.The fire destroyed nearly 300,000 acres of Presque Isle and Alpena counties and left 134 families without a home. The fire ranks as the third worst forest fire in the state of Michigan.



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