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"The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57"

John Maclean

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John Maclean talks about the 2006 arson-caused wildfire in Southern California that killed five firefighters and destroyed 61 square miles of land before it was contained.  He spoke at the Rustic Theater in Idyllwild, California.         

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John Maclean

John Maclean was a writer, editor, and reporter for the Chicago Tribune for 30 years before leaving the paper in 1995.  His books include "Fire on the Mountain" and "The Thirtymile Fire."  For more, visit: johnmcleanbooks.com.    


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"The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57"

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Past Airings

  • Saturday, April 20th at 8am (ET)
  • Sunday, March 24th at 4:15am (ET)
  • Saturday, March 23rd at 1:30pm (ET)
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