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‘Burnt’ author to read book, discuss the challenge of wildfires in the West

June 8, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally published in The Sierra Sun 06/08/2023 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Author, retired wildland firefighter and University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program graduate, Clare Frank, will read from her book, “Burnt: A Memoir of Fighting Fire” at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe Prim Library this Saturday, June 10, at 1 p.m. 

Following the reading, Frank will engage in conversation with a panel of experts from the Climate and Wildfire Institute to discuss how to better protect and serve the Lake Tahoe region and Sierra Nevada which are increasingly impacted by severe wildfires. Frank will bring her unique perspective as a seasoned firefighter and the first female Chief of Fire Protection for CAL FIRE.

“Now, anyone’s fire is everyone’s fire in the West and beyond,” Frank said. “If we want our future generations to know what a forest is, if we want breathable air and fatality reduction, we need to stop pretending fire is an unpredictable disaster.”


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