• Fire on the Mountain

  • The True Story of the South Canyon Fire
  • By: John N. MacLean
  • Narrated by: John N. MacLean
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 18-04-00
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (1 rating)

Summary

On the morning of July 3, 1994, the site of a forest fire on Storm King Mountain in Colorado was wrongly recorded by the district's Bureau of Land Management office as taking place in South Canyon, thereby mislabeling forever one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting. That seemingly small human error foreshadowed the numerous other minor errors that, three days later, would be compounded into the deaths of 14 firefighters, four of them women. In this dramatic reconstruction of the disaster and its aftermath, John N. MacLean tells the heroic and cautionary story of people who were experts in their field but became the victims of nature at its most unforgiving.
©1999 John N. MacLean, All Rights Reserved (P)1999 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved
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5 out of 5 stars
By Brendon on 01-12-08

Amazing

Incredible! I love real adventure stories and would recommend this to any adventurous travelers!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By spencer on 12-03-15

Dry voice but a great book

Voice is hard at first but his convictions for the fire service shows in tone. This is not heart warming as a book

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