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NOVA: Inside The Megafire

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

Camp Fire day one. Northern Calif. Nov. 8, 2018

Camp Fire day one. Northern Calif. Nov. 8, 2018

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

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

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Camp Fire evacuees in a parking lot. Northern Calif. (undated photo)

Camp Fire evacuees in a parking lot. Northern Calif. (undated photo)

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Cougar Creek firefighters inspecting the fireline. Northern Calif. (undated photo)

Cougar Creek firefighters inspecting the fireline. Northern Calif. (undated photo)

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Firewood burning. Northern Calif. (undated photo)

Firewood burning. Northern Calif. (undated photo)

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Firefighter at night. (undated photo)

Firefighter at night. (undated photo)

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Camp Fire house ablaze. Northern Calif. 2018

Camp Fire house ablaze. Northern Calif. 2018

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Cross section of tree ring at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at University of Ariz.

Cross section of tree ring at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at University of Ariz.

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