Fire in the sky
WebPosted Tue Jan 18 20:55:04 2000 ET

CARCROSS, YUKON TERRITORY - Residents of Canada's north got a spectacular show in the morning sky Tuesday. They saw what is believed to be a meteorite streaking overhead.

The meteorite left a clearly visible vapour trail.
One witness said, "We were screaming and yelling. It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen in the sky."

Some people reported hearing a boom. Others said they smelled rotten eggs. Whitehorse resident Ron Jacob said he would have questioned his sanity had he been alone in the bush.

It's believed the meteorite crashed to earth somewhere near the village of Carcross, south of Whitehorse. An official with the territorial government says there are no reports of it hitting any settled areas, nor are there any reports of damage or injury.

Scientists warn anyone finding debris from the meteorite should leave it alone. It may be dangerous. (

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