Wildfire Multimedia Resources

Welcome to the wildfire-related multimedia resource library where you will find links to books, articles, videos and audio clips to supplement the Master of Disaster learning resources. 

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Wildfire: British Columbia Burns

Charles Anderson and Lori Culbert (Authors) Compiling 130 of the best photographs and stories from the long hot summer of 2003, senior editors/photographers from The Vancouver Sun and The Province reflect on the historic, economic, and emotional toll of the fires. There are three sections on the main fire areas - Kamloops, Kelowna and Cranbrook - that delve into the tragedies and the triumphs of the fires that burned in those regions. Interior of BC

Three Million Acres of Flame

Valerie Sherrard (Author) For Skye Haverill and her family, it begins as an ordinary day. But in the annals of Canadian history, October 7, 1825, is the date of one of our greatest national disasters. The Haverills and their community are caught up in the Miramichi Fire, the largest land fire in North American history. As the family and the town struggle through the fire and the devastating aftermath, all must find a way to rebuild homes and relationships. Northern New Brunswick

Firestorm: The Summer B.C. Burned

Don Plant

After three years of unusually dry weather, the British Columbia Interior was ready to explode. All that was needed was a spark to start a conflagration. By the end of the year, more than 2,500 fires had destroyed 264,433 hectares of forest. A quarter of a billion trees were lost. Three hundred and thirty-four homes were destroyed. More than 50,000 people were evacuated. More property was lost to fire than in any previous year in B.C. history.

Interior of BC
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Looking Back at Firestorm 2003 Castanet News Ten years later: Gerry Zimmermann and Brian Tutt remember the devastating days of Firestorm 2003.  Kelowna

From the archives: 2003 Kelowna fires

Global BC The Okanagan Mountain Park fire of August and September 2003 burned more than 25,000 hectares of forest. More than 27,000 people were evacuated and 239 homes were destroyed. Some file footage from the Global BC archives. Kelowna
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Facebook photo collection BC Wildfire Service A collection of photos from the BC Wildfire Service Facebook page. B.C.
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News coverage of Fort McMurray wildfire Global A collection of news articles and videos on the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. Alberta