Kuskanook, BC Fire, Mar 1900


Flames Swept Up the Mountain Side Compelling Villagers to Flee.

Victoria, March 23.---Kuskanook, a little town at the terminus of the Crows Neck Pass and the Nelson & Bellington railway, has been destroyed by fire.

Its population was over one thousand and, most of these people are now homeless.

The blaze swept up the mountain side from the shores of Kootenai lake and the villagers fled for their lives, leaving everything behind.

The wants of the destitute people are being supplied by citizens of the neighboring towns.

The property loss was not heavy, as the buildings were all frail wooden structures.

Albans Daily Messenger, St. Albans, VT 23 Mar 1900