Fire story -- Vallecito burning: a personal account of the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire

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Fire Book is a compilation of one person's observations, both written and photographed, of a gripping event, a conflagration known as the Missionary Ridge Fire, in southwestern Colorado that occurred during the summer of 2002. It is a story of successes, failures, emotional highs and lows, heroism, cooperation, good people, good intentions, luck (both good and bad), an unwieldy and often frustrating federal bureaucracy, and the awesome power of nature unleashed. This story deals primarily with one area affected by the fire, the Vallecito Valley, which lies geographically about fifteen miles northeast of Durango, and more than a dozen miles east of the starting point of the fire.

Rather than just a third-party byline description of the fire, as may be found in competing books, Fire Book is a very personal story, carrying with it startling revelations that not all is well with Forest Service fire fighting activities. Many events transpired and were observed during the fire that the author, and others, felt the need to share with the rest of the world. Intertwined in the writing is also the story of a community working together. Powerful photographs support the story line of this compelling book.

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subject_facet Autobiographies, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Durango (Colo.) -- Missionary Ridge, Fires -- Colorado -- Bayfield -- Vallecito, Forest fires -- Colorado -- Durango -- Missionary Ridge, Local author, Natural disasters, Nature, Wildfires -- Colorado -- La Plata County
title_display Fire story -- Vallecito burning : a personal account of the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire
title_full Fire story -- Vallecito burning : a personal account of the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire / Bob Thompson
title_short Fire story -- Vallecito burning :
title_sub a personal account of the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire
topic_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Fires, Forest fires, Local author, Natural disasters, Nature, Wildfires