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Wall of Flame: The Heroic Battle to Save Southern California

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A dramatic look from the front lines at the most devastating fire siege in California history With over seven miles of urban/wildland interface unburned for thirty years and beautiful homes lacing in and out of its picturesque hilly terrain, Rancho C … weiterlesen
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Titel: Wall of Flame: The Heroic Battle to Save Southern California
Autor/en: Erich Krauss

ISBN: 0471696560
EAN: 9780471696568
Sprache: Englisch.
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC

März 2006 - gebunden - 252 Seiten

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A dramatic look from the front lines at the most devastating fire siege in California history With over seven miles of urban/wildland interface unburned for thirty years and beautiful homes lacing in and out of its picturesque hilly terrain, Rancho Cucamonga was a powder keg- one that finally exploded in October 2003 with a ferocity no one could have expected. Now, Erich Krauss brings you to the ever-shifting front lines of the battle against the catastrophic inferno, the rugged terrain, and the ferocious winds, where municipal and wildland firefighters joined forces to save thousands of homes and lives. Wall of Flame recalls the unprecedented events surrounding the Grand Prix Fire, revealing the moments of apparent indecision, the lack of coordination, and even how local, state, and federal firefighters- each with missions that at times opposed one another- put their differences aside for the greater good in order to save Southern California. With each passing hour, the fire grew larger and their task more immense. Mistakes were made. Plans collapsed. Even the most seasoned firefighters felt the world close in. But they persevered. After all, it was their city, their homes, and their loved ones they were entrusted to protect. Their community was counting on them to save their homes and all the history they had wrapped up in them. This was a battle they could not afford to lose.

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List of Maps.Foreword.Acknowledgments.THE INITIAL ATTACK.1. A Bird's Eye View.2. Point of Origin.3. The Spot Fire.4. A Charge Up the Hill.5. Struggle Up the West Flank.6. At Least a Couple Thousand Acres.7. Broke Bucket.8. Aircraft.9. Trouble on the Horizon.THE EXPANDED ATTACK.10. The Big Picture.11. Serious Problems.12. Backing Away.13. Structure Protection.14. Plan B.15. The First Assault.16. Behind the Power Curve.17. Buying Time.18. A Prayer.19. The Calm Before the Storm.BLACK SATURDAY.20. Hold 'Em Back.21. The Wrong Foot.22. Close Call.23. The Battle Over Snowdrop.24. A Last Ditch Effort.25. The Old Fire.26. Hermosa.27. Structure Protection Vs. Perimeter Control.28. A Desperate Retreat.29. Showdown at the Upper Kings Ranch.30. The Miracle.THE SIEGE.31. An Early Warning.32. Twenty-Four Hours.33. Chaos Unleashed.34. A Meltdown of Morale.35. Down the Road.Index.
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