When a wildfire in May 2016 forced the evacuation of 90,000 people in Fort McMurray, everyone who escaped the flames had a story to tell. A perfect combination of weather, geography and circumstance created a raging wildfire that devoured everything in its path. As the fire swept through neighbourhoods, it fell to the men and women of the fire department to protect the city. A year later one of those first-hand accounts of harrowing stories is making its way onto bookshelves. Inside the Inferno: A Firefighter’s Story of the Brotherhood that Saved Fort McMurray by Damian Asher, a captain in the Fort McMurray fire department, and Edmonton-based writer and journalist Omar Mouallem co-wrote this insider’s perspective on one of Canada’s most costly insurance disasters.