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American Experience

Big Burn

In August 1910, a massive wildfire swept across the Northern Rockies, devouring more than three million acres in 36 hours. The catastrophe would define the fledgling U.S. Forest Service and the nation's fire policy for much of the 20th century.

Sunday, July 5 at 9:00 pm on 12.1


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As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation.