IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED to almost any neighbourhood in Kamloops.
A storm cell; a lightning strike; and then suddenly, a grass fire racing toward a residential subdivision.
Residents in the area had little time to react.
One woman we spoke to said she had the family in the car and down the hill within five minutes.
That’s how quickly a family’s life can go from having a normal evening, maybe preparing dinner in the kitchen with the kids playing outside, to literally running for your life.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.