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Inside the Megafire

Scientists investigate what was behind the deadly megafires that swept through California in 2018.

Premiered: Runtime: 53:16Topic: Planet EarthPlanet EarthNova

From the front line of the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history, NOVA tells the stories of residents who had to flee for their lives during the 2018 fire season. Scientists race to understand what’s behind the rise of record-breaking megafires across the American West take to the forest, and even a fire lab, in search of answers. They investigate how forestry practices, climate change, and the physics of fire itself play a role in the dramatic increase in wildfires in recent decades. (Premiered May 8, 2019)

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