This is a very sad book about the raging fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The book is a kaleidoscope contains a brilliant catalogue of photographs about the disaster and a small description about it on the adjacent pages. As a whole, this book will show the reader in immense detail what it was like to live during those times both for the firefighters who tried to keep everyone as safe as possible and the locals who lived in the midst of this disaster and lost their livelihoods.
This book is a remarkable first-hand account of fighting a major wildfire as it moved with terrifying speed. Over the course of six days, the authors from the Fort McMurray Fire Department joined local expert wildfire teams and fire departments from across the country to battle the blaze. In photographs and notes made at the time, they vividly describe what they witnessed. They also described their own personal losses and triumphs and the fire’s devastating effects.
With more than ninety stunning colour photographs, this book is a dramatic eyewitness account of one of the most catastrophic disasters in recent North American history.
The book is intimate in its storytelling. It is above all a testament of the courage, pride and extraordinary efforts of the citizens of Fort McMurray who along with emergency personnel came together to save their city. It is a book that acts as a kind of closure for many citizens of Fort McMurray, including the Firefighters who wrote this wonderful book!
I loved the book from start to finish.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth