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Wildfire Loose: The Week Maine Burned

3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Many people still recall October 1947, when Maine experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. Wildfire Loose is the definitive history of those terrible and exciting days. This 50th anniversary edition includes text and photos not previously published.

If this were fiction it would be a great yarn, (but) the tragedy is all true.

Wildfire Loose deserves the highest ma

Paperback, 268 pages
Published October 1st 1987 by Down East Books
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Aug 06, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it
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My mother was a young girl when her community welcomed Bar Harbor residents evacuated from the ’47 Fire. I remember her describing the fear and destruction that week imparted on all Pine Tree state residents.

Author Joyce Butler does an incredible job of placing the reader back in time and place. The pace is intentionally slow, as was the interminable wait when community members wondered if the winds would shift and they would be out of harm’s way. Immersed in her descriptions, I heard
Sep 01, 2016 Krista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a longer time to get through because it reads like a text book, but it is an important account of the 1947 fire that swept through Maine..
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