$8.95 plus S&H
pb. 128 pages
Fifth House Publishers
Out of the Flames: Fires & Fire Fighting on the Canadian Prairies
The sight of a prairie fire sweeping across the horizon struck fear
in the hearts of ranchers, settlers, miners and town folk in the
developing West. Whether fought with wet burlap sacks, hastily ploughed
fire guards, bucket brigades or the increasingly sophisticated equipment
of early fire departments, prairie fires were daunting enemies for
women, children and men in the Canadian West.
Fanning the flames of history...was the courage and selflessness
of the people who fought prairie fires.
Red Deer Advocate Life Magazine
...traces the history of uncontrolled fires...to the modern period....The
fear of fire helped shape the nature of prairie society...a number
of good stories.
Canadian Book Review Annual
...the author takes a broad look at the various forms of fire and the way
they were controlled. It is a fine book....
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