When was the big fire in Barriere BC?

When was the big fire in Barriere BC?

July 30, 2003
The fire cost $31.1 million CAD to extinguish and caused an additional $8.2 million CAD in property damage….McLure fire.

2003 Barriere-McLure Wildfire
Location North Thompson Valley, British Columbia
Date(s) July 30, 2003
Burned area 65,285 acres (26,420 ha)

What is the biggest forest fire in BC history?

Okanagan Mountain Park Wildfire, during the 2003 fire season, was the most significant interface wildfire event in BC history. The fire’s final size was 25,600 hectares.

What town in BC was destroyed by fire?

Lytton, B.C.
2 months after Lytton, B.C., was destroyed by fire, its future is still unclear. It’s been more than two months since the Lytton Creek wildfire tore through the Fraser Canyon, displacing hundreds.

When was the big fire in Kelowna?

The Okanagan Mountain Park fire of August and September 2003 consumed over 25,000 hectares of forest and park land south and east of the city, forcing the evacuation of more than 27,000 people and destroying 239 homes on the southern edges of the city.

What was the biggest forest fire?

It’s reported that the Great Black Dragon Fire killed more than 200 people, injured more than 250 and left tens of thousands displaced. This was most likely part of the largest forest fire mega-complex, or regional outbreak, too.

What started Lytton fire?

It was a record not only for Lytton but for the entire country. The investigation was launched after evidence from the RCMP and BC Wildfire Service suggested the fire may have been sparked by a train.

Which village burned this summer in British Columbia?

village of Lytton
The village of Lytton in British Columbia has been used by candidates as a cautionary tale. It took only minutes for Lytton to go up in flames. It was the end of June, and the tiny community in British Columbia had been making headlines worldwide for recording Canada’s highest-ever temperature of 49.6C (121.3F).

How big was the Kelowna fire in 2003?

250 square kilometers
The fire spread northward and eastward, initially threatening a small number of lakeshore homes, but quickly became an interface zone fire and forced the evacuation of 27,000 residents, consuming 239 homes. The final size of the firestorm was over 250 square kilometers (25,912 hectares (64,030 acres)).

What is the greatest fire in history?

America’s Most Devastating Wildfires

Fire Date Acres Burned
The Great Fire 1845 1.5 million
The Silverton Fire 1865 1 million
The Peshtigo Fire October 8, 1871 1.2 million
The Great Michigan Fire October 8, 1871 2.5 million