Into the Fire

Into the Fire

The Fight to Save Fort Mcmurray

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The dramatic story of one of the biggest natural disasters in Canadian history, the Fort McMurray wildfire of 2016, told by three of the firefighters who fought to save the city. On May 1, 2016, a wildfire burning to the southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, led to the declaration of a local state of emergency. Two days later, the fire had reached Fort McMurray, destroying 2,400 buildings - nearly 10 per cent of the city - and forcing 88,000 residents to flee. At its height, the fire would span more than 500,000 hectares. Into the Fire is an extraordinary first-hand account of fighting a major wildfire as it moved with terrifying speed. Over the course of six days, firefighters Jerron Hawley, Graham Hurley, and Steve Sackett of the Fort McMurray Fire Department joined fire departments from across the country and local expert wildfire teams, to battle the blaze. In photographs and notes made at the time, they vividly describe what they witnessed; their own personal losses and triumphs; and above all the fire's devastating effects.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, McClelland & Stewart,, [2017]
Description: xi, 148 pages : colour illustrations, colour map ; 23 x 29 cm
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780771039287
Branch Call Number: 634.9618 Haw


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