On April 19, 1904, a massive fire destroyed a large section of downtown Toronto.
A brisk wind fanned the flames and helped the fire to spread between buildings. It also prevented water from reaching the fire. Temperatures well below zero turned the spray into ice.
Every available firefighter in the city battled the blaze. Help came from Hamilton and Buffalo, New York as well.
104 buildings were destroyed and the exact cause of the fire was never determined.