Wildfire evacuation. Barn fire prevention

Wildfire evacuation! Part One

The owners of a champion horse breeding farm share the heart-wrenching account of the wildfire evacuation of Dreamcatcher Meadows. In 2009 a natural inferno raged through the British Columbia Coastal Mountains forests, threatening all residents of the mountain valley of Pemberton Meadows. Dozens of horses and other animals including rescues, broodmares, newborn foals, and their famous Hanoverian competition mares were forced to evacuate. This is part one of the two part diary of the evacuation experience. The owners of Dreamcatcher Meadows felt it was important to document the experience to share lessons learned regarding emergency preparation and evacuation planning. That way others who may one day experience a similar situation can prepare themselves.

Read more about the wildfire evacuation below:


Originally published in Warmbloods Today May/June 2010 edition.