A Season of Fire: Four Months on the Firelines of America's Forests

By: Gantenbein, Douglas

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On July 10, 2001, in northern Washington state, a rain of burning embers trapped two civilians and thirteen firefighters in a steeply walled canyon. With a roar heard thirty miles away, flames and black smoke swept overhead-leaving four firefighters dead.
This tragic story lies at the heart of "A Season of Fire," a compelling narrative that begins in mid-May 2001 with dire early weather predictions, follows the training of thousands of new firefighters, and culminates in mid-September as the year's final blazes are extinguished and controversy erupts over the July deaths.
Journalist Douglas Gantenbein takes readers behind the scenes of smokejumpers' training and travels to the locations of the summer's most dramatic fires: Wyoming's Jackson Fire, in which millions of dollars were spent in an attempt to save a group of million-dollar homes; the Arthur Fire, which closed Yellowstone Park's eastern entrance for two weeks; and the Fridley Fire, which torched 50,000 acres of Montana woodlands in less than six hours.
In a fascinating exploration of the science and economics of firefighting, Gantenbein dramatically depicts the tinderbox that is the American West.

Title: A Season of Fire: Four Months on the Firelines of America's Forests

Author Name: Gantenbein, Douglas

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Tarcher:

ISBN Number: 1585421766

ISBN Number 13: 9781585421763

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: SKU201501760