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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Daily Herald SPEGmi- EDITION MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 1908. TWO HUNDRED LIVES ARE LOST Michel to Fernie a Veritable Furnace the Fliines at a Terrific Hardly in Feflie-Disaster Compared to that at San Francisco Lethbridge Gives Assistance to Stricken City r Fernie has been nearly wiped out on'several occasions but they were mere bonfires compared with the holocaust of Saturday. The entire city is wiped .out with the exception of one business warehouse. Men in an effort to escape from the flames succumbed to burns arid were founddead on> railroad tracks. Michel, east of Fernie, was intact when a despatch was sent the Herald, but it was totally surrounded by a seething furnace of flames. A report, as yet unconfirmed, says that Cranbrook has also been devastated. In response to a vme for assistance, Mayor Henderson arranged for a special train with provisions to go to the scene of the terrible" Mayor Henderson told the Mayor of Ferine to draw onUethbridge for Six thousand people are reported homeless. correspondent at Michel intirriates that the fatalities fcay be high as-in the San Francisco catastrophe. is destroyed from Michel west to Fernie. Latest reports intimate that over 200 lives have been lost.; W Michel, B. C., August fire in the history of this town is raging on the hills south