[The evacuation of half of the residents of Salmon Arm] was probably the most traumatic experience of my service in the force.
I have investigated many major files, some very brutal.
This file – it bothered me and it is now some eighteen years since that fire and I still get very choked up when I talk about that because that fire could have caused us a lot more problems. . .
Deborah Chapman, Salmon Arm Museum, c. 2015
James Murray, Salmon Arm Observer, c. 1998