Fire in Their Eyes Wildfires and the People Who Fight Them

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An intimate look at the elite groups that fight wildfires. Explores the trials, tragedies, and triumphs of these crews as they battle wilderness blazes from Maine to Alaska. From the grueling training in smokejumper camp in Montana, through harrowing fights with huge-scale conflagrations, older kids will know what this job More »

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An intimate look at the elite groups that fight wildfires. Explores the trials, tragedies, and triumphs of these crews as they battle wilderness blazes from Maine to Alaska. From the grueling training in smokejumper camp in Montana, through harrowing fights with huge-scale conflagrations, older kids will know what this job is like and what it takes to get it done right. Beil worked 2 seasons on a burn crew. There are chapters on the use of fire in conservation and ecological work, and chapters on Native American crews, including a compelling survivor's account of the April 22, 1993 fire in Penasco Canyon, New Mexico, that claimed the life of one firefighter during a freak wind shift. Perfect for middle-school reports.

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