Star Tribune: Gunflint Burning

A riveting account of the Ham Lake Fire — a disaster that didn't have to happen.

Griffith_Gunflint coverIn the acknowledgments of his riveting account of the Ham Lake Fire of 2007, Cary Griffith freely admits that he was naïve about the personal aspect of wildfires.

While many of the dozens of the people he interviewed, from firefighters to residents, shared their stories, a “large minority” ignored or refused his requests, politely explaining “that the impact from the fire was so traumatic they would rather not relive it.”

“Gunflint Burning” is a cautionary tale for anyone who’s kindled a warming blaze while camping.

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Published in: Star Tribune
By: Kim Ode