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VIDEO: Ashcroft Indian Band youth share their experiences of Elephant Hill wildfire

File photo of the Boston Flats trailer park which was destroyed by the Elephant Hill wildfire in the summer of 2017.

ASHCROFT - Everyone in the Ashcroft and surrounding area has a different story about where they were and what they did when the Elephant Hill wildfire broke out last year.

Now a short documentary focused on the youth of the Ashcroft Indian Band shows a new light on the impact of last year's massive wildfire that burned nearly 200,000 hectares across parts of the Interior last year.

The wildfire was responsible for burning dozens of homes, out-buildings and vehicles among other things.

The documentary, called "The Fire Within Us", focuses on a handful of Ashcroft youth who recall the exact moments they learned of the fire, and how they had to prepare in such a short amount of time.

Watch the full video below.

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