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Montana Public Radio Episode 02: The Big Burn

Date: 
March 16, 2021
Person: 
Jim See
Stephen Pyne
Andrew J. Larson

In 1910, a wildfire the size of Connecticut engulfed parts of Montana, Idaho and Washington. Ed Pulaski and his crew were among the many people trapped by the enormous blaze. The Big Burn, as it came to be known, helped propel a culture of fire suppression that still persists in many forms. What does that massive fire mean for the way our society deals with the wildfires of today?

Topic: 
Fire Behavior
Fire History
Media Type: 
Podcast