Since yesterday was Earth Day our local PBS station had an hour long program called return of the Return of the Cuyahoga. That is our main river that flows to lake Erie,and yes it created a bunch of jokes about the river burning. It also became the one of the poster child leading to the clean water act. For more information go to this site PBS site.
A river burning? Dang, that would be ineresting.
Gene,we have had numerous fires on the river,the worse one was in 1952 the year I was born the fire kill 7 and did 1 million dollars worth of damage.