The Big Burn

Go with Jarrett into the Big Burn

Fight the Biggest Wildfire of All.



The forest fires have been burning for weeks. They creep and blaze. They flare up and spread high on remote mountains. They race through thick woods, in gulches and creek-beds. Soon they will join ranks and run in a vast wall of flame.

But on this day, people go about their lives not knowing.

A teenage soldier assembles his rifle for a training exercise.

An aunt and her niece on a wilderness homestead argue about the money its timber might bring in.

And a young man goes after a fire, believing fire is something he can stop.


“A must-read for adrenalin junkies” — VOYA

“Ingold captures the momentum of a wildfire” — Publishers Weekly

“A solid adventure story with a well-realized setting” — Booklist


Based on the real events of our country’s most deadly summer of fire, when we fought and saved and lost and learned.


  • Western Writers of America Spur Award for Teen Fiction
  • Montana Book Award Honor


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