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Baptism by Fire

A rookie firefighter confronts his first test.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Fire.

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19: The True Story of the Yarnell Fire

The Granite Mountain Hotshots, an outfit of professional wildland firefighters, had 20 members. On June 30, 19 of them lost their lives.

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The Line of Fire

How volunteer firefighters responded to a lethal West, Texas explosion.

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In the Line of Wildfire

Embedded with the “hotshots” trying to battle forest fires.

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Death of a Building

A historic Little Rock building and its owner, before and after a catastrophic fire.

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4:52 on Christmas Morning

A father’s life, one year after the death of his three daughters in a fire.

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The Fire Next Door

A chronicle of the 2010 wildfire that burned down 169 homes in Colorado, told via the people who lived through it.

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A World on Fire

The story of eight young people who died in a New Orleans squat fire.

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The Town That Burned Itself Down

For 18 months, Coatesville, Penn., was besieged with an improbable number of arsons.  But who started the fires – and why?