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The Fires of 1910

This National Interagency Fire Center film tells the story of a seminal series of wildfires in August, 1910, that burned three million acres in the… read more

This National Interagency Fire Center film tells the story of a seminal series of wildfires in August, 1910, that burned three million acres in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana, killing 78 firefighters. Known as the “Big Blowup,” the disaster led to increased funding for the fledgling U.S. Forest Service, which President Taft and some western senators had been threatening to eliminate. Located in Boise, Idaho, the National Interagency Fire Center is comprised of eight federal agencies that combat wildfires, including the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, National Weather Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. close

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The Fires of 1910

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Program ID:
476179-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Boise, Idaho, United States
First Aired:
Oct 03, 2020 | 3:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 10, 2020 | 8:19am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Oct 03, 2020 | 3:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 03, 2020 | 10:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 04, 2020 | 4:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 05, 2020 | 2:11am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 06, 2020 | 7:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 10, 2020 | 8:19am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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