American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land - Preface — Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Monica Hesse
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In the fall of 2013, the author of this book, Monica Hesse, drives to Accomack County to find out why an admittedly guilty defendant set a string of fires. She then documents what she finds out, in the form of this book.

A friend alerts Deborah Clark to a house on fire nearby, and she quickly warns her niece and calls the fire department. In response, the chief of the volunteer firefighters, Phil Kelley, abandons his birthday cake to take his truck to the scene of the fire. From the nearby station Tasley, another fire chief, Jeff Beall, also heads over. The two captains and friends work together, with Beall in the lead, to direct their forces in extinguishing the fire. As the fire hits a critical turning point, the air packs and water are running low— but minutes later, the fire is out...

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