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)