In 2018 there were more than 58,000 wildfires in America alone, destroying some 8.8 million acres of land, vegetation, businesses and homes. Now, NOVA takes you inside the 2018 California Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in that state’s history.
NOVA: Inside the Megafire airs at 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 8 on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA).
NOVA: Inside the Megafire puts viewers on the frontline and inside the flames of the 2018 Camp Fire and tells the stories of the residents who had to flee for their lives during this massive inferno. The California wildfires of 2018 took a worrisome trend to a new extreme, claiming scores of lives and more than one million acres.
Scientists, racing 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.
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