The massive wildfire racing down a mountain toward a nuclear research center in New Mexico wasn't caused by carelessness. It was deliberately set by the U.S. National Park Service on May 4, 2000, as a "controlled burn" to prevent future forest fires. Instead, it quickly blazed out of control, destroying acres of forests, consuming homes, and causing the evacuation of Los Alamos and other cities. Learn how firefighters worked to contain this environmental disaster and see why fire control remains a controversial practice.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Fire Storm||5|
|Chapter 1||Fighting Fire with Fire||11|
|Chapter 2||Begging To Burn||19|
|Chapter 3||"It Should Never Have Happened"||27|
|Chapter 4||Learning to Live With Fire||36|
|For More Information/Web Sites||46|