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Canada : Wild Fire : 2003/08/22
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Duration 2003/08/22
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Canada
Name Wild Fire
Outline Forest fires in the British Columbian town of Kelowna have led to the evacuation of 30,000 people, say officials. The Okanagan Mountain forest fire - moving at 100 metres per minute and with 120-metre (400-foot) high flames - has destroyed at least 200 houses, although no casualties have been reported.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
BBC news 2003/08/23
Evacuated: 30,000 people
Destroyed: at least 200 houses


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