It began as a remote forest fire, but then approached the city itself, forcing the nearly 90,00 residents of Fort Mc Murray to flee.
Fifteen per cent of buildings in Fort Mc Murray were lost, but without the efforts of the fire crews, that number could have been much higher.
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“As the fire is starting to crown out of the trees, I put the monitor up on the truck and I’m spraying into the trees,” recalls Asher.
“As that’s on the go, there’s residents coming out of the cul-de-sac. There’s other areas of the city being hit and we need to move,” Asher recalls of that day. Because the people were out, that’s the most important thing.
Asher is a captain of the city’s fire department and a life-long Fort Mc Murray resident.
Step-by-step, neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood, Asher takes readers through the firefighters’ battle to save the city.
Though Griffin and Daisy initially squabble, neither can deny the intergalactic sparks whenever they’re too close to each other.One year later, Your Morning co-host Anne-Marie Mediwake travelled to Fort Mc Murray to meet with Asher and get a tour of the neighbourhoods he worked in during the height of the battle.Their tour begins in Beacon Hill, the first neighbourhood Asher was at when the fire hit the city.As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.What Light is a love story that's moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable. JAY ASHER's debut novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller, has sold over 3 million copies in the United States alone and is now a thirteen-part series on Netflix.