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American Experience | The Big Burn Preview

The Big Burn Preview

In the summer of 1910, hundreds of wildfires raged across the Northern Rockies. By the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead. It was the largest fire in American history, and it assured the future of the still-new United States Forest Service.

Premiere Date: February 3, 2015 | Runtime: 00:00:30

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American Experience, TV’s most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.