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NOVA: Inside The Megafire

Airs Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV + May 12 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Camp Fire burning between Paradise and Magalia. Northern Calif. 2018.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

Above: Camp Fire burning between Paradise and Magalia. Northern Calif. 2018.

The California wildfires of 2018 took a worrisome trend to a new extreme, claiming scores of lives and over a million acres.

On NOVA "Inside The Megafire," scientists investigate how forestry practices, climate change, and drought may contribute to the rise of deadly megafires.

Inside The Megafire: Preview

The California wildfires of 2018 took a worrisome trend to a new extreme, claiming scores of lives and over a million acres. Scientists investigate how forestry practices, climate change, and drought may contribute to the rise of deadly megafires.

As Megafires Have Become More Common, So Have Fire Tornadoes

Northern California’s Carr Fire spawned a deadly fire tornado with incredibly powerful winds. But what caused its flames to start spinning?

Why Fires Move Faster Up a Hill than Down

Paradise, California's Camp Fire accelerated as it moved uphill. U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists conduct an experiment to discover why.

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