To mark the 40th anniversary of the fire that ripped through Cobalt, the Cobalt Northern Ontario Firefighters Museum formally thanked those who fought the blaze. Representatives of a few of the local fire departments involved in that effort joined Sparky for a photo at the plaque unveiling. Standing, from left, are Ron Quenneville of Dymond; Bud Carr, who is now retired but was part of the New Liskeard squad fighting the ’77 fire; Latchford Fire Chief Michael Beaupre, who was a rookie firefighter in ’77; Cobalt firefighters Robert Osterberg, Tom Green and Brad Hearn; kneeling, New Liskeard firefighters Deb Carr and Eric St. Louis. (Staff photo by Diane Johnston)

Paying tribute to heroes of the ’77 fire

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Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter COBALT – On a hot and windy day 40 years ago, a cigarette tossed into debris caused a fire that tore through Cobalt, leaving more than…

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