McLure fire

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2003 McClure Barriere fire
Location North Thompson River
Statistics
Date(s) July 30, 2003 (2003-07-30)
Burned area 65,285 acres / 26,420 hectares
Cause Cigarette
Land use Parkland, Rural, Farmland
Buildings
destroyed
81

On July 30, 2003, a wildfire was started by a discarded cigarette in the hills behind McClure, British Columbia. The fire burned for 75 days, destroying 65,285 acres (26,420 ha) of forest and 81 structures (72 homes and 9 businesses). The fire cost $31.1 million to extinguish and caused another 8.2 million dollars in property damage. 3,800 people were evacuated from the communities of McClure, Barriere and Louis Creek.

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