Author of this historical paperback fiction novel, Susie Yakowicz, is the great-granddaughter of the late Martin Hector, a local Fargo businessman. She uses the facts surrounding the Fargo fire of June 7, 1893, and weaves them into a fictional story of two boys who lived during that time.
Twelve-year-old Frank Cummings is down on his luck. A farming injury has left him unable to run and play baseball. But when haughty Will Parker from New York City comes to town, things only get worse. Then a massive fire breaks out, trapping Will. Can Frank find the courage to save him? Set around the Great Fargo Fire of 1893, Fire Runner is a story of overcoming challenges, friendship, and hope.