Fire On The Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire

Paperback | December 8, 2009

byJohn N. Maclean

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In 1994, a wildfire on Colorado's Storm King Mountain was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon. This unintentional, seemingly minor human error was merely the first in a string of mistakes that would be compounded into one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting. Before it was done, fourteen courageous firefighters—men and women, hotshots, smokejumpers, and helicopter crew—would lose their lives battling the deadly, so-called South Canyon blaze. John N. Maclean’s award-winning national bestseller Fire on the Mountain is a stunning reconstruction of the killer conflagration and its aftermath.

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In 1994, a wildfire on Colorado's Storm King Mountain was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon. This unintentional, seemingly minor human error was merely the first in a string of mistakes that would be compounded into one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting. Before it was done, fourteen cou...

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In 1994, a wildfire on Colorado's Storm King Mountain was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon.This unintentional, seemingly minor human error was the first in a string of mistakes that would be compounded into one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting. Before it was done, fourteen courageous ...

John N. Maclean'sFire on the Mountainwas an MPIBA best nonfiction title of 2000. A newspaper reporter and longtime student of wildfire, he is the author ofFire and AshesandThe Thirtymile Fire, and he also assis-ted in the posthumous publication ofYoung Men and Fire, a work of nonfiction by his father, Norman Maclean. He divides his tim...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:December 8, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061829617

ISBN - 13:9780061829611

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