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Michigan On Fire 2

In this sequel to the first volume of Michigan on Fire, the state's fire story continues through the modern era. Starting in the early 1930s with the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the building of fire towers, it traces the path of destruction at Fletcher Road, Mack Lake, Stephan Bridge, Stockyard, and more. The author's extensive research reveals the causes and consequences of the disastrous fire at Seney that charred over 72,000 acres. Along the way, readers will learn about the Roscommon DNR Fire Fighting Equipment Station… sit in on a test drive of a fire-equipped DNR Hummer… and take a close look at the problems between the National Guard's Camp Grayling and the surrounding civilian population over fire-related maneuvers. Michigan on Fire 2 presents the costly and sometimes fatal errors made during fire suppression. This second book covers a wealth of territory and text and features success stories on and off the fire lines.
249 printed pages
Original publication
2015

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