The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57

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When a jury returns to a packed courtroom to announce its verdict in a capital murder case every noise, even a scraped chair or an opening door, resonates like a high-tension cable snap. Spectators stop rustling in their seats; prosecution and defense lawyers and the accused stiffen into attitudes of wariness; and the judge looks on owlishly. In that atmosphere of heightened expectation the jury entered a Riverside County Superior Court room in southern California to render a decision in the trial of Raymond Oyler, charged with murder for setting the Esperanza Fire of 2006, which killed a five man Forest Service engine crew sent to fight the blaze. Today, wildland fire is everybody's business, from the White House to the fireground. Wildfires have grown bigger, more intense, more destructive-and more expensive. Federal taxpayers, for example, footed most of the $16 million bill for fighting the Esperanza Fire. But the highest cost was the lives of the five-man crew of Engine 57, the first wildland engine crew ever to be wiped out by flames.
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subject_facet Arson -- California, Audiobooks, Electronic books, HISTORY / United States / General, NATURE / Plants / Trees, Oyler, Raymond, TRUE CRIME / General, Trials (Arson) -- California, Wildfire fighters -- California, Wildfires -- California
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title The Esperanza Fire : Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57
title_display The Esperanza Fire : Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57
title_full The Esperanza Fire : Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57 [electronic resource], The Esperanza fire : arson, murder and the agony of Engine 57 [electronic resource] / John N. Maclean, The Esperanza fire : arson, murder and the agony of Engine 57 [sound recording] / John N. Maclean
title_short The Esperanza Fire :
title_sort esperanza fire arson, murder, and the agony of engine 57
title_sub Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57
topic Arson California, Electronic books, HISTORY / United States / General, NATURE / Plants / Trees, Oyler, Raymond, TRUE CRIME / General, Trials (Arson) California, Wildfire fighters California, Wildfires California
topic_facet Arson, Electronic books, Oyler, Raymond, Trials (Arson), Wildfire fighters, Wildfires