Multiple blazes are currently raging across California — and 10 of the 20 most destructive blazes in the state’s history have happened in the last four years.
New FRONTLINE documentary “Fire in Paradise” goes inside the deadliest and most destructive of them all: last November’s Camp Fire — which burned an area the size of Chicago, destroyed around 30,000 people’s homes, decimated the town of Paradise, and killed 85 people.
From director/producer Jane McMullen, the documentary examines how climate change has contributed to making fires bigger and more frequent, and shares tales of both unfathomable loss and miraculous escape.
The film raises tough questions about who and what are to blame for the Camp Fire’s catastrophic toll. It traces how the blaze was sparked by a failed power line belonging to the country’s largest energy company, PG&E — which had previously been warned that its transmission towers were aging and components might fail.
Watch “Fire in Paradise” above and read the story at FRONTLINE.
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