PETERS – One year later, it’s time for answers on Elephant Hill

Elephant Hill wildfire. (Image: CFJC)


It started on a Thursday evening, a small fire just outside of Ashcroft.

By the morning, strong winds had fanned it to 700 hectares and it was ravaging the Boston Flats mobile home park.

Before it was done, the fire changed names, it changed courses and it changed lives forever.

Dozens of homes were leveled by the Elephant Hill fire as it eventually grew to nearly 200,000 hectares.

But of the dozens of fires that erupted on that fateful weekend, Elephant Hill was different.

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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.

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