The Esperanza Fire

The Esperanza Fire

Arson, Murder and the Agony of Engine 57

Book - 2013
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Today, wildland fire is everybody's business, from the White House to the fireground. Wildfires have grown bigger, more intense, more destructive--and more expensive. Federal taxpayers, for example, footed most of the $16 million bill for fighting the 2006 Esperanza Fire in Southern California, which marked the first time that an entire five-man engine crew was killed by fire, as well as the first time that an arsonist was successfully prosecuted for murder for setting a wildland fire.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint ; Publishers Group West, c2013
Description: viii, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781619020719
Branch Call Number: 363.379 Mac


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