|2003 McClure Barriere fire|
|Location||North Thompson River|
|Date(s)||July 30, 2003|
|Burned area||65,285 acres / 26,420 hectares|
|Land use||Parkland, Rural, Farmland|
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.