Today marks the anniversary of the Peshtigo Wisconsin fire of 1871. Between 1200 & 2400 people lost their lives, 12 towns were utterly destroyed, and between 1.2 & 1.5 million acres burned on both sides of Green Bay.
Take a moment to remember this historical -- and relatively unknown -- fire as we launch Fire Prevention Week 2007.
Remember, rescuing people from fires is a last resort. The best way to prevent fire losses is to prevent fires.