Into The Fire: The Fight To Save Fort Mcmurray

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Author Hawley, Jerron Et Al.
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The dramatic story of one of the biggest natural disasters in Canadianhistory, the Fort McMurray wildfire of 2016, told by three of the firefighterswho 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 hadreached 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 than500,000 hectares.
Into the Fireis 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.
With more than 120 stunning colour photographs,Into the Fireis a dramatic eye-witness account of one of the most catastrophic disasters in recent North American history. Intimate in its telling, it is above all a testament to the courage,pride, and extraordinary efforts of the citizens of Fort McMurray, who along with emergency personnel, came together to save their city.