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