Memoir Explores Family's Complicated History With Fire04:54

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When Jay Varner decided to work as a reporter covering fires in his hometown of McVeytown, Penn., he knew he'd be constantly reminded of his family's complicated history with fire.  Jay's father had been the fire chief and a local hero, but his grandfather had been jailed for arson. Jay writes about his family in a new memoir, "Nothing Left to Burn."

This segment aired on November 12, 2010.

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