The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California's Epic Cedar Fire

The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California's Epic Cedar Fire

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by Sandra Millers Younger
     
 

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The Fire Outside My Window reveals the story of the Cedar Fire, the largest fire in California's recorded history, which ravaged the San Diego area in late 2003, burning nearly 280,000 acres, destroying more than 2,200 homes and hundreds of other buildings, and killing 15 people. Leaving her doomed home the night of the catastrophe, the author, Sandra Millers

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The Fire Outside My Window reveals the story of the Cedar Fire, the largest fire in California's recorded history, which ravaged the San Diego area in late 2003, burning nearly 280,000 acres, destroying more than 2,200 homes and hundreds of other buildings, and killing 15 people. Leaving her doomed home the night of the catastrophe, the author, Sandra Millers Younger, drove through flames and, along with her husband, was saved by a bobcat that showed her the road she couldn't see through dense smoke. With this revealing narrative, she takes readers into the heart of an epic firefight, telling the stories of fire managers and air tanker pilots trying to combat a catastrophe bigger than they had ever imagined, and recounting both survivors' and victims' desperate efforts to escape flames moving faster than fire engines could drive. And she tells the story of the hapless hunter who got lost in the backcountry, with little water and no cell phone or GPS device, and started a signal fire that caused the calamity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762791804
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,124,085
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Millers Younger is an award-winning magazine journalist whose writing credits range from academic journals to Seventeen. She holds journalism degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Syracuse University, and lives near San Diego in Wildcat Canyon, the area worst hit by the Cedar Fire. Visit her online at sandramillersyounger.com.

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