Fire Trap: A Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought it

Fire Trap: A Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought it

by SeanFlynn (Author)

Synopsis

The men of the Worcester, Massachusetts Fire Department knew it was a dangerous building: 266 Franklin Street - a six-storey windowless hunk of brick and mortar, it's labyrinth interior a jumble of narrow hallways and meat lockers lined with heavy steel doors, all identical to each other. Yet on the evening of 3 December 1999 they would be forced to enter in response to a three-alarm blaze - the type firefighters love - on a routine search and rescue assignment. Inside, they would find themselves trapped in a furnace of blazing orange heat, black smoke and poison gas, struggling to survive in an ill-fated ordeal that would push them to the very limits of loyalty and courage. This minute-by-minute account of an especially lethal fire vividly depicts what went wrong, and how the lives of these dedicated men - and a community - were forever changed.

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Format: Paperback
WFTC1:0
Pages: 322
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks
Published: 03 Jul 2003

ISBN 10: 0751534412
ISBN 13: 9780751534412
Book Overview: * Review coverage anticipated across the national press * Reading copies available

Media Reviews
A masterpiece of reportage...in the tradition of THE PERFECT STORM...an unputdownable narrative - MEN'S JOURNAL With confident, deft description Flynn brings to life this 3000-degree catastrophe with a crackling intensity - PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY
Author Bio
Sean Flynn is a former Senior Editor at BOSTON MAGAZINE. His cover story 'The Perfect Fire' in ESQUIRE is the basis of this book, and won the National Magazine Award for Reporting.