Flight From the Flames
A family evacuates from their home. Fire rages in the background - Une famille fuit leur maison. Un feu fait rage à l'arrière plan

Flight From the Flames

Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association 2016

In the summer of 1998, a runaway forest fire near Silver Creek, BC forced 7,000 people from their homes. Relive this massive civil evacuation — the largest the province had yet seen — through this photographic account. This exhibit also shares some of the stories of courage and dedication from those who helped, including Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, community firefighters, the RCMP, the BC Search and Rescue Association, and the BC Ambulance Service.

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