The Silver Fire


The blog entries, and more, from the Silver Fire are now available in one document - see sidebar.

What we saw and felt...

The blog entries on the Free Range and Silver Fire Blogs captured our thoughts as we lived through the Silver Fire.  This reprint of those blog entries and never before published images by Véronique De Jaegher and Catherine Wanek are a vivid reminder of what the communities of the Black Range went through during the summer of ’13.  Although reformatted to fit this publication, the blog entries otherwise remain unchanged.  Read the blogs carefully and you will see that our understanding of what was happening; changed over time, was not always clear, and was full of dread and hope.

At the end there are photographs of the fire and Range which were not published in the Black Range Rag.

This document is available as one document, or because of its size, as several...

The Silver Fire Blog

During the summer of 2013, the Silver Fire burned much of the Black Range, or at least that is what we thought at the time.  We worried, we helped however we could, but mostly we turned our faces to the Black Range and watched.

It was especially traumatic for the people of Kingston, the fire was at their doorsteps, they were evacuated, they worried more, their gaze was not always at the crest of the Black Range.  Their gaze was often toward Kingston. 

During that time, the Black Range Rag carried a special blog: “The Silver Fire Blog” - some how a title that was less precise did not feel good in the stomach, it was not a time for catchy titles.  The blog was one of several sources which the people of the Black Range were able to use to keep informed about the status of the fire.

- So  begins “The Silver Fire - As We Lived It”


The Silver Fire - As We Lived it

This document is available in three sizes to enable all readers to download it. They are:

1. The Silver Fire - As We Lived It.pdf

This is the least compressed of the .pdf documents of this file. (30.5MB)

2. The Silver Fire - As We Lived It.pdf

This document has the “mid-level” of compression.

(14.6 MB)

3. The Silver Fire - As We Lived It.pdf

This is the most heavily compressed version of this document.  Suitable for emailing as an attachment.

(3.2 MB)

We have maintained the Silver Fire Blog as an archive for the last two years.  Since this document contains all of the information from The Silver Fire Blog, that blog has now been deleted to free up server space.