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Firestorm Friday

Firestorm Friday

OkanaganMountainFireSeptember 2003

Friday, August 22

At 6:00 p.m. we put the September issue of Okanagan Life to bed. Two hours later we were shouting “Stop the presses!’”

Gusting winds had suddenly whipped the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire into a frenzy. Flames leaped hundreds of feet into the night sky, advancing on Kelowna like a legion of demons released from hell. Within hours the firestorm would change the face of our city—and show us what community really means.



Read the original feature from the September 2003 issue.

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