American Experience

Beyond the Doc: Wildfires

Clip | 2m 5s

In 1910, a wildfire burned an area the size of Connecticut and killed at least 78 firefighters in just 36 hours. How have policies and resources around wildfire fighting changed in the century since the Big Burn?

Aired: 08/20/14

Rating: NR

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