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Author Of New York Times Bestseller About America’s Biggest Wildfire, Which Helped Prompt Conservation Efforts, To Speak In Santa Barbara

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 12:08am

It was the biggest inferno America had ever seen…

a monster wildfire which blackened three million acres of land, killing nearly a hundred people.

It also became a catalyst for the country’s conservation efforts, and its fledgling forest service.

A Pulitzer Prize winning reporter has written a bestseller about the fire, called “The Big Burn.”

KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks to Timothy Egan, who will speak in Santa Barbara this week as part of a community reading program involving his book.

Click on link to listen to/download story:  The Big Burn

(Timothy Egan will speak at UCSB’s Campbell Hall Tuesday, March 4, at 8 PM, in a UCSB Arts And Lectures Event)

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