Most small town have a claim to fame. Sometimes there are good, but most often they are not.

Fire seems to be the chief source of destruction. It is the great equalizer for it believes that nothing is unequal. Rich or poor the towns fall.

Fires can be big or little. They can cover a single building, a block, a district, a town or the countryside before either the rain or the fire department is able to put it out.

We’ve all heard of Chicago and San Francisco’s fires. But what of small town USA? Many towns have a fire in their history. Some are told of others aren’t.

If you’ve ever lived in a town that had a fire once upon a time, here’s the place to share those memories or those wondering. Perhaps someone out there knows about your town and can tell you things you never knew.

Join me here. This is a place of learning.