Wall of Flame: The Heroic Battle to Save Southern California

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ISBN: 471696560

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Overview

Every fall, Southern California faces an outbreak of wildfires, but in October, 2003, the region fell victim to one of its worst fire sieges ever. Thirteen wildfires raged out of control across arid landscapes that were ripe for disaster. Despite well-laid plans and agreements made far in advance of the More »

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ISBN: 471696560

Every fall, Southern California faces an outbreak of wildfires, but in October, 2003, the region fell victim to one of its worst fire sieges ever. Thirteen wildfires raged out of control across arid landscapes that were ripe for disaster. Despite well-laid plans and agreements made far in advance of the onslaught, Southern California's firefighters were caught off guard, facing the worst natural disaster of their careers. Fires raged in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego counties and other hot spots, stretching resources painfullly thin. This book tells of only one of them . . . the Grand Prix Fire in Rancho Cucamonga, situated at the base of the San Bernardino mountains. This book goes to the front lines of the surging blaze that threatened to ravage Rancho and the quaint little towns surrounding it, tracing the timeline of events from the massive inferno's origin all the way to its hard-fought end.

Firefighters Bookstore Item # 3352

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