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A Freelance Firefighter Spends Half the Year Saving Forests

Peter Leschak battles forest fires in the Northwoods and the West. He’s not a smoke jumper; he’s a grunt-hiking to remote locations, putting out fires sometimes on his hands and knees -- spark by spark. For the rest of the year, he writes. His new memoir is called Hellroaring.

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Other segments from the episode on March 9, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 9, 1995: Interview with Peter Leschak; Interview with Frank Cardon; Review of the television show "VR. 5."

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