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Improved Crowsnest Powerpoint

  1. 1. Crowsnest Fire
  2. 2. On August 21, 2003… <ul><li>The Crowsnest region was hit by the largest fire in the region since 1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 20,000 hectares of forest were burnt </li></ul>
  3. 3. Affects of the fire… <ul><li>Burnt forest hurt local businesses and the timber industry </li></ul><ul><li>However… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Businesses like the Spray Lake Sawmills saw an increase in business due to the fire
  5. 6. Other affects of the fire… <ul><li>Two towns in the region were forced to evacuate </li></ul><ul><li>Resident Elaine Hruby was forced to evacuate along with many other people </li></ul>
  6. 7. “ I didn’t know what to take. You start doing crazy things” Elaine Hruby Crowsnest Resident
  7. 9. Not all affects are negative… <ul><li>Burned areas create ecological diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Also allow for rich undergrowth development </li></ul>

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