Fire in the Crowsnest!!<br />2003<br />http://www.environment.uwaterloo.ca/planning/faculty/stone/images/fire.jpg<br />
In 2003, the“Lost Creek Fire”burned over20,000hectares of forest andthreatened thousandsin the towns below<br />
What happened. . .<br />A seasonal wildfire exploded with a directional change in the wind<br />This transformed a random,...
The fire threw off energy equivalent to an atomic explosion every <br />	30 minutes<br />
The after effects included an impact on:<br /><ul><li>The economy
The environment
The residents</li></li></ul><li>And with each result came an equal, opposing effect<br />
Some businesses suffered while others experienced profit. . . .<br />Tourism and timber industries were hard hit. . . .<br...
The natural landscape was drastically changed. .. . .<br />Burnt areas are unsightly and appear devoid of life<br />. . . ...
Residents were forced to evacuate from their homes. . .<br />. . .but even though the fire was devastating, it was fascina...
“I felt masochistic, sitting on the outcropping. . . . <br />     but those flames were like a         				magnet”<br />	 ...
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  1. 1. Fire in the Crowsnest!!<br />2003<br />http://www.environment.uwaterloo.ca/planning/faculty/stone/images/fire.jpg<br />
  2. 2. In 2003, the“Lost Creek Fire”burned over20,000hectares of forest andthreatened thousandsin the towns below<br />
  3. 3. What happened. . .<br />A seasonal wildfire exploded with a directional change in the wind<br />This transformed a random, seasonal fire into a 6km wall of fire that reached 50m into the sky<br />
  4. 4. The fire threw off energy equivalent to an atomic explosion every <br /> 30 minutes<br />
  5. 5. The after effects included an impact on:<br /><ul><li>The economy
  6. 6. The environment
  7. 7. The residents</li></li></ul><li>And with each result came an equal, opposing effect<br />
  8. 8. Some businesses suffered while others experienced profit. . . .<br />Tourism and timber industries were hard hit. . . .<br />. . . gas stations, dry cleaners and salvage sawmills maintained steady profits<br />
  9. 9. The natural landscape was drastically changed. .. . .<br />Burnt areas are unsightly and appear devoid of life<br />. . . Yet burnt areas of forest allow for new, rich undergrowth that wasn’t present before<br />
  10. 10. Residents were forced to evacuate from their homes. . .<br />. . .but even though the fire was devastating, it was fascinating to watch. . . .<br />
  11. 11. “I felt masochistic, sitting on the outcropping. . . . <br /> but those flames were like a magnet”<br /> – Elaine Hruby, resident of Hillcrest<br />
  12. 12. With every natural disaster, there areboth positive and negativeresultsthat influence the economy, the environment and the community of the surrounding area.<br />
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