Inside the Inferno

Inside the Inferno

A Firefighter's Story of the Brotherhood That Saved Fort McMurray

Book - 2017
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An action-packed, on-the-ground memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire and the courage, resilience, and sacrifice of the firefighters who saved the city.

In May 2016, what began as a remote forest fire quickly became a nightmare for the ninety thousand residents of Fort McMurray. A perfect combination of weather, geography and circumstance created a raging wildfire that devoured everything in its path. Winds drove the flames towards the town, forcing the entire population to evacuate. As the fire swept through neighbourhoods, it fell to the men and women of the fire department to protect the city.

Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Damian Asher was a fifteen-year veteran and captain in the city's fire department. Day after day, Damian and his crew remained on the front lines of the burning city. As embers rained down around them, they barely slept, pushing their minds and bodies to the brink as they struggled to contain the fire. As he led his crew through the smoke and the flames, Damian had little time to worry about whether the house he had built for his family was still standing. With media unable to get into the locked-down city, the world watched in hope and fear, wondering what was happening on the fiery streets.

Finally, after weeks of battling the wildfire, the firefighters managed to regain control. When the smoke cleared, much of the city had been destroyed. Would things ever be the same? How would the city reunite? What would it take to rebuild life in Fort McMurray?
Publisher: Toronto :, Simon and Schuster,, 2017
ISBN: 9781501171123
Branch Call Number: 363.37 ASH 2017
Characteristics: viii, 216 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations

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Jun 13, 2017

I watched the coverage online about the wildfire that stole peoples' lives last year and it was an interesting read from the perspective of a fire fighter who lost his own home and helped save as many homes as possible. It kept my interest until the very last page.

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