Heart of Cobalt lies in ruins after fire yesterday destroyed up to 150 buildings; leaving about 400 people homeless. Authorities say the blaze was started by children playing with matches. Firemen were helpless as gusty winds turned the Northern Ontario town into an inferno. About two dozen people were hurt. Catholic Church of St. Theresa (upper left) was spared in what residents called a miracle. Open in full size

Heart of Cobalt lies in ruins after fire yesterday destroyed up to 150 buildings; leaving about 400 people homeless. Authorities say the blaze was started by children playing with matches. Firemen were helpless as gusty winds turned the Northern Ontario town into an inferno. About two dozen people were hurt. Catholic Church of St. Theresa (upper left) was spared in what residents called a miracle.

Picture, 1977, English

Heart of Cobalt lies in ruins after fire yesterday destroyed up to 150 buildings; leaving about 400 people homeless. Authorities say the blaze was started by children playing with matches. Firemen were helpless as gusty winds turned the Northern Ontario town into an inferno. About two dozen people were hurt. Catholic Church of St. Theresa (upper left) was spared in what residents called a miracle.

Picture, 1977, English

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Toronto Star License

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From the Toronto Star Archives

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Accidents - Fires - Cobalt; Ontario

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Toronto Reference Library

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Baldwin Collection

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Toronto Reference Library

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Toronto Star Photo Archive

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tspa_0000525f