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  • 1. Crowsnest Fires
    August 21, 2003
  • 2. Nature’s Fury
    • Seasonal wildfire erupts and changes direction
    • 3. Wall of flames 6 km long reaches heights of 50 m
    • 4. Energy equivalent of an atomic bomb every 30 minutes
    Photo by Sherwin Huang
  • 5. A Resident’s Account
    • Elaine Hruby after being asked to evacuate…
    • 6. “ I didn’t know what to take…” ,she said
    • 7. “… You start doing crazy things”
    • 8. She “…felt masochistic… But those flames were like a magnet”
  • VideoAaron Saltzman reports for CBC TV
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2003/07/31/fire030731.html
    Photo from CBC.ca
  • 9. The Cup, Half-empty
    The Crowsnestfire blaze burned over 20,000 hectares of forest
    Timber industry affected
    Tourism was hit hard
    Burned area is black and looks devoid of life
    Photo by Ben Goode
  • 10. The Cup, Half-full
    Other businesses maintained a steady business
    Spray Lake Sawmills will salvage the lumber
    Over time, burned area also creates diversity that wasn’t there before
    Photo by Ben Goode