When Clare Frank was 17 years old, she became a firefighter in Northern California. Very soon, she knew she had found her calling. Burnt is Clare's inspiring account of a life in fire. It chronicles the transformation of a young adult into a scarred and sensitive veteran, grappling with the weight of her duties as chief of fire protection while record-setting fires engulf her home state. Clare masterfully mixes irreverence and awe, taking readers inside station houses, on daily calls, and along on wildfire campaigns where antics and dark humor balance terrifying risk, trauma, and a sense of almost holy responsibility.