The Big Burn

In the summer of 1910, hundreds of wildfires raged across the Northern Rockies. By the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead. It was the largest fire in American history.

About the Film

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Share Your Story

Have you survived a wildfire, a hurricane, or another disastrous force of nature? Tell us your story.

  • Additional funding for this program was provided by

  • The Kendeda Fund