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dc.contributor.author Kulig, Judith Celene
dc.contributor.author Kimmel, A.
dc.contributor.author Gullacher, A.
dc.contributor.author Reimer, B.
dc.contributor.author Townshend, I.
dc.contributor.author Edge, D.
dc.contributor.author Lightfoot, N.
dc.contributor.author McKay, M.
dc.contributor.author Barnett, M.
dc.contributor.author Clague, J.
dc.contributor.author Coghlan, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-10T17:19:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-10T17:19:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Kulig, J.C., Kimmel, A., Gullacher, A., Reimer, B., Townshend, I., Edge, D.S., Lightfoot, N., McKay, M., Barnett, M., Clague, J., & Coghlan, A. (2010). The 1999 Mallard fire: Lessons Learned. Retrived from: www.ruralwildfire.com en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1271
dc.description.abstract La Ronge is located in northern Saskatchewan on the shore of Lac La Ronge. It is adjacent to the Lac La Ronge Indian band and the northern village of Air Ronge. La Ronge is the largest community in northern Saskatchewan with over 2700 people residing in the town, 2000 people on the adjacent First Nations lands of the Lac la Ronge Indian band, and approximately 1000 people residing in the bordering Métis settlement of Air Ronge. La Ronge acts as the service centre for almost all of Northern Saskatchewan. Firefighters battled the Mallard Fire that caused the evacuation of the entire community of La Ronge on May 27, 1999. The fire, which was started by lightning, stretched over a distance of 8 kilometres and it took one week, 248 firefighters, and several water bombers to extinguish it. The damage included the destruction of 8 homes in Eagle Point, 1 trailer on Riese Drive and 1 bush home. Some commer-cial buildings were also destroyed within the town boundaries; however, no injuries were reported. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher The Faculty of Health Sciences - The University of Lethbridge en
dc.subject La Ronge en
dc.subject lightning fire en
dc.subject rural community en
dc.subject rural health status en
dc.subject community resiliency en
dc.title The 1999 Mallard fire: Lessons learned en
dc.type Other en
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en
dc.publisher.department Department of Nursing en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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