WIN! 'NOVA: Inside the Megafire' on DVD!
Just a few months after California's devastating Carr Fire, another blaze became the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history.
As residents raced to evacuate, the Camp Fire devoured 150,000 acres and claimed 86 lives. But how did it get so big so fast? And why are megafires like these becoming more common?
NOVA goes to the front lines of the deadliest fires of California's 2018 fire season to hear from the people who had to flee - and the scientists racing to understand what's behind these record-breaking infernos.
Researchers take to the forest, and even a fire lab, to understand the increasing megafire threat. They explore the physics of fire itself, documenting how firestorms move and travel, and what causes phenomena like fire tornadoes.
In the process, they decode the link between climate change, drought, and wildfire. And they show how those environmental factors - combined with a century of fire suppression in the American West and new residential developments in the forest - may have created an unprecedented risk.
If you would like to win a copy of this eye-opening new DVD, just answer this easy question: Named after Camp Creek Road, its place of origin, the fire started on November 8th, 2018, in Northern California's _____ County.
But what is that missing word?!
Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before October 1st, 2020 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: INSIDE THE MEGAFIRE DVDs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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