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Crowsnest Fires

  1. 1. Crowsnest Fires<br />
  2. 2. On Aug. 2l, 2003, a random fire got out of control. <br />
  3. 3. A 6-km wall of flame reached 50 m into the sky. <br />The fire had an energy equivalent of an atomic explosion every 30 minutes.<br />
  4. 4. One resident at a home near the fire that Saturday was Elaine Hruby<br /> At 10 a.m. authorities told her to leave immediately. <br />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. <br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>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. </li></li></ul><li>In 2003, the Crowsnest fire burned over 20,000 hectares of forest, affecting not only the timber industry, but also many local businesses. <br />Tourism was hit hard, but other businesses like local dry cleaners, gas stations, restaurants and office services maintained a steady business. <br />
  6. 6. The Spray Lake Sawmills was a business that actually benefited from the fire.<br />
  7. 7. An ecological benefit of forest fires is the development of diversity and rich undergrowth that wasn’t there before.<br />
  8. 8. References<br />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<br />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<br />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<br />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<br />
  9. 9. References continued <br />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<br />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<br />http://people.uleth.ca/~m.hollingsworth/testing/Ed3508_Fall_testing/Assignments/Entries/2009/9/16_Effective_Presentations_-_Online_-_Assignment_2.html<br />

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