Tim Egan On How A Fire In 1910 Shaped Firefighting

Jul 29, 2014

Little North Fork of the St. Joe River, Idaho.
Little North Fork of the St. Joe River, Idaho.
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Ross Reynolds talks with Tim Egan, columnist for the New York Times, about the Devil's Broom fire in 1910. The conflagration was the largest in United States history, burning 3 million acres in the Pacific Northwest, and set the stage for modern firefighting.