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Feb. 16, 2012, Vancouver - As wildfires tore away at Kelowna in the summer of 2003 - consuming 25,000 hectares, uprooting 33,000 people, and engulfing 238 homes as well as the historic Myra Canyon railway trestles - concerns centred on the immediate safety of residents and firefighters. The Vancouver Sun reports.

February 16, 2012
By The Vancouver Sun

Feb. 16, 2012, Vancouver – As wildfires tore away at Kelowna in the summer of 2003 – consuming
25,000 hectares, uprooting 33,000 people, and engulfing 238 homes as
well as the historic Myra Canyon railway trestles – concerns centred on
the immediate safety of residents and firefighters. The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE