Items by Stephen J. Pyne

The Big Blowup
A historian of fire recalls the "Big Blowup" of 1910, an explosion of wildfire in Idaho that took 78 lives, made a hero of ranger Ed Pulaski, and helped to share a century of fire policy on the national forests.
Excerpts from Flame and Fortune; Quote from Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt
Quotes from Stephen J. Pyne and Bruce Babbitt acknowledge the need to change attitudes toward fire.