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    DescriptionThe Cedar Fire--the largest wildfire in California's recorded history--ravaged the San Diego area in late 2003, burning 280,000 acres, destroying more than 2,200 homes, and killing 15 people.Leaving her doomed home the night of the catastrophe with her husband, two Newfoundland dogs, and a cockatiel, Sandra Millers Younger drove through flames and was saved by a bobcat that showed her the road she couldn't find in dense smoke. In this revealing narrative, she takes readers into the heart of an epic firefight, telling the stories of firefighters scrambling to combat a catastrophe bigger than they'd ever imagined, and recounting both survivors' and victims' desperate efforts to escape flames moving faster than fire engines can drive. The Fire Outside My Window is a riveting and nuanced tale that captures the intensity of a runaway wildfire, honors those lost to its fury, and celebrates the human spirit's innate capacity to triumph over adversity.


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    Title
    Fire Outside My Window
    Subtitle
    A Survivor Tells the True Story of California's Epic Cedar Fire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sandra Dr Younger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780762791804
    ISBN 10: 0762791802
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: RNK, RNR
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000, NAT023000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.3.0.0
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 363.37/90979498
    LC classification: SD421.32.C2 Y68 2013
    Thema V1.0: RNK, RNR
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Globe Pequot Press
    Imprint name
    Globe Pequot Press
    Publication date
    03 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Guilford, CT
    Author Information
    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.