Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire
REGIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER FOR NONFICTION -- MOUNTAINS & PLAINS BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION
THE DRAMATIC TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE SOUTH CANYON FIRE -- THE DEVASTATING FOREST FIRE THAT TOOK THE LIVES OF FOURTEEN FIREFIGHTERS
In this acclaimed bestseller of investigative journalism, John N. Maclean chronicles the deadly 1994 Colorado forest fire that was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon. This misidentification was the first in a string of seemingly minor human errors that would be compounded into one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting as fourteen men and women firefighters -- experts in their field -- lost their lives battling the South Canyon blaze.
This stunning reconstruction of the fire and its aftermath, drawn from Maclean's exhaustive research and countless interviews, reveals fascinating insights into what went wrong, and how so many top-notch firefighters fell victim to nature at its most unforgiving. A page-turning adventure narrative brimming with action and intensity, FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN offers a powerful and indelible profile of a special breed of people who put their lives on the line as part of their daily jobs.
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Review: Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon FireUser Review - Charles M. - Goodreads
True story of the South Canyon Fire in Colorado during 1994 in which 14 firefighters lost their lives. Interesting in that the subsequent investigation was botched (after similar errors occurred in an earlier forest fire in 1949). Read full review
Review: Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon FireUser Review - Kristin R - Goodreads
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