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  • 1. Crowsnest Fires
  • 2. On Aug. 2l, 2003, a random fire got out of control.
  • 3. A 6-km wall of flame reached 50 m into the sky.
    The fire had an energy equivalent of an atomic explosion every 30 minutes.
  • 4. One resident at a home near the fire that Saturday was Elaine Hruby
    At 10 a.m. authorities told her to leave immediately.
    After putting her cat and dog in the car, she grabbed the lamp her husband once used as a miner, her jewelry (but not his) and a little plastic Buddha.
  • 5.
    • Hrubydrove to a position where she could sit down on a rock ledge overlooking the Crowsnest Pass from high above the fires. She watched as the flames veered down upon Hillcrest.
  • In 2003, the Crowsnest fire burned over 20,000 hectares of forest, affecting not only the timber industry, but also many local businesses.
    Tourism was hit hard, but other businesses like local dry cleaners, gas stations, restaurants and office services maintained a steady business.
  • 6. The Spray Lake Sawmills was a business that actually benefited from the fire.
  • 7. An ecological benefit of forest fires is the development of diversity and rich undergrowth that wasn’t there before.
  • 8. References
    CBC News. (2003). Alberta forest fire closes on Blairmore[Online Image]. Retrieved on September 16th, 2009 from CBC News. http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/photos/blairmore_smoke030814.jpg
    Discovery Utopias. Andy’s Infrastructure. [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 16th, 2009 from Google Image Search. http://sites.google.com/a/academyofdiscovery.com/discoveryutopias/Andy-s-Utopia/Andy-s-Infrastructure/forest%20fire.bmp
    BBC News. (2007). In pictures: Greek forest fires . [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 16th, 2009 from Google Image Search. http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44079000/jpg/_44079159_dawn_ap416.jpg
    Coconino National Forest. (2009). Brins Fire- June 2006. [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 16th, 2009 from Google Image Search. http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/fire/brins-fire-6-2006/brins-fire-regrowth-6-08-2.jpg
  • 9. References continued
    Wikimedia Commons. (2009). File:Greece Forest Fire June 18 2007.jpg . [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 16th, 2009 from Google Image Search. http://www.instablogsimages.com/images/2009/06/27/forest-fires_bWGjw_69.jpg
    World-Wide- Matel. (2009). Nobody works harder than loggers. [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 16th, 2009 from Google Image Search. http://johnsonmatel.com/2009/August/Forestry_Aug_26/trimming.jpg
    http://people.uleth.ca/~m.hollingsworth/testing/Ed3508_Fall_testing/Assignments/Entries/2009/9/16_Effective_Presentations_-_Online_-_Assignment_2.html