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Summer Reading: Hail of Fire — A Man Struggles to Cope with His Decisions During a Natural Disaster

In September of 2011, severe drought – coupled with a tropical storm – helped fuel a wildfire that destroyed the home of Randy Fritz and his family in the Lost Pines area, about 103 miles northwest of Houston near Bastrop. While neither he, his wife nor his three daughters were hurt in the fire that […]

Hail of Fire Book CoverIn September of 2011, severe drought – coupled with a tropical storm – helped fuel a wildfire that destroyed the home of Randy Fritz and his family in the Lost Pines area, about 103 miles northwest of Houston near Bastrop.

While neither he, his wife nor his three daughters were hurt in the fire that claimed their house, Fritz’s new memoir about the disaster outlines several decisions he made during and after he and his family evacuated that put his family at risk – and particularly could have led to the death of one of his daughters.

His book, called Hail of Fire: A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster, tells the story of the fire and how Fritz came to terms with his decisions in that crisis.

Fritz will sign copies Thursday (June 18, 2015) at 7 p.m. at Brazos Bookstore.

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