The Big Burn : Largest Wildfire in U.S. History

The Big Burn is the name given to the largest wildfire in U.S. history which occurred in 1910 consuming 3 million acres of land across Idaho, Montana, Washington, and British Columbia within 48 hours and killing 87 people. The wildfire changed the shape of the land as well as the Forest Service policy’s towards wildfire. This excellent documentary tells the story of where we were and where we are today as a result of those policy’s.

https://youtu.be/px-wNaOq9Ys

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Excellent history it seems the forest service was directed to respond to wildfires based on necessity and information at the time but in doing so created the fuel conditions for the large wildfires we are seeing today.

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