Survivors of the Firestorm
Video: Full Episode

In February 2009, Victoria went up in flames; and raging fires engulfed everything in their path. By the time the fires subsided, 173 people had lost their lives, over one million acres of mountain ash forest had been destroyed, and countless animals had perished. The overwhelming firestorm was one of the worst in the country’s history, and came to be known as Black Saturday. Survivors of the Firestorm follows the phoenix-like story of Victoria’s wildlife, the fall and rise of the great mountain ash forests and all that dwell within them, and the extraordinary capacity of a damaged natural world to bounce back. Buy the DVD. This film premiered on April 17, 2011.

  • Jade

    Awesome episode!! Full of tragedy and survival. Nature is an amazing and wondrous site.

  • Diana

    This is a video about what happened in my own backyard….yet we’re not allowed to share in it??? How will I know how Australia is being shown to the rest of the world? ;(

  • Joe

    this freezes way too much!! why? why? ):

  • Lynn

    As always, Nature has the best programs! What an amazing story! The video was very informative, with beautiful cinematography!

  • OLIVIA

    DIANA SAID …..HOW WILL WE KNOW HOW AUSTRALIA IS SHOWN TO THE REST OF THE WORLD? WHY DONT YOU SHARE WHAT IT IS YOU WOULD SAY HERE AND NOW IF IT IS THAT IMPORTANT TO YOU ?

  • andy

    omg!! what a video. Why does this happen only in Australia ?

  • Co

    there was a fire exactly like that except bigger in AZ, just like 2 months ago!

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