Event CategoryDisaster
Event GroupNatural
Event SubgroupMeteorological - Hydrological
Event TypeWildfire
PlaceTumbler Ridge BC
Event Start DateJuly 3, 2006
Event End DateJuly 5, 2006
CommentsTumbler Ridge BC, July 3-5, 2006. A state of emergency was declared for the town of Tumbler Ridge, where multiple wildfires burned threating the residents who live in the coal mining town. The largest of the fires grew to be 9,100 hectares in size and burn nearly 8 kilometres away from the town. Four thousands residents were evacuated due to the fires and returned home on July 5.
Injured / Infected0
Estimated Total Cost$0
Federal DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial Department PaymentsUnknown
Municipal CostsUnknown
OGD CostsUnknown
Insurance PaymentsUnknown
NGO PaymentsUnknown
Utility - People Affected0