On Aug. 10, 14-year-old Elijah Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C. was visiting his grandmother in Boundary Falls when the clouds starting rolling in.
A short time later, the thunder and lightning started and several bolts of lightning struck in the tight confines of the narrow valley.
Minutes later wisps of smoke started to rise across from them.
911 was called, the planes and a helicopter arrived shortly to make a few passes with red fire retardant to successfully put the fire out.
Elijah is a paper carrier for Black Press’ Abbotsford paper.