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Crowsnest Fire Presentation

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Crowsnest Fire Presentation

  1. 1. The Crowsnest Pass Fires Table of Contents
  2. 2. Table of Contents “ The Evacuation” “ A Positive Attitude” “ Preparing For The Worst” End Show
  3. 3. <ul><li>Aug. 2l, 2003, a seasonal wildfire abruptly changed direction and raged out of control. </li></ul><ul><li>A 6 km wall of flame reached as high as 50m into the sky. </li></ul><ul><li>It threw off the energy equivalent of an atomic explosion every 30 minutes. </li></ul>&quot;Preparing For The Worst&quot;
  4. 4. <ul><li>Elaine Hruby, paid witness to this horrendous event. </li></ul><ul><li>Evacuated her house with only her valuables. Ex: Plastic Buddha, cat, & dog. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I felt masochistic sitting on the outcropping,” Hruby recalls. But those flames were like a magnet . </li></ul>&quot;The Evacuation&quot;
  5. 5. <ul><li>Other businesses like local dry cleaners, gas stations, restaurants and office services maintained a steady business. </li></ul><ul><li>Spray Lake Sawmills increased business. 28% quota of the annual allowable salvage rights in the area. (20,000 hectares) </li></ul><ul><li>Will lead to ecological diversity. </li></ul>&quot;A Positive Attitude&quot;
  6. 6. Credits <ul><li>www.webecoist.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.airqualitytips.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.scienceray.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.fws.gov </li></ul><ul><li>www.livinginperu.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.portalofideas.blogpot.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.ecoworld.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. Are You Ready to Quit The Show? NO YES

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