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WIN Frontline: Fire In Paradise on DVD!

Who’s to blame for the devastating Camp Fire, and why was it so catastrophic? With accounts from survivors and first responders, this is the inside story of the most destructive fire in California history, its causes and the impact of climate change.

On November 8th, 2018, the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history began. By the time it would finally be extinguished, the fast-moving Camp Fire had burned an area the size of Chicago, destroyed approximately 30,000 homes, decimated the town of Paradise, and killed 85 people.

Fire in Paradise shares tales of both miraculous escape and unfathomable loss - and raises tough questions about who and what are to blame for the fire’s catastrophic toll, drawing on firsthand accounts from survivors, first responders, and local authorities, as well as harrowing footage filmed by those in the path of the inferno.

The film traces how the blaze was sparked by a failed power line belonging to the country’s largest energy company, PG&E - who had previously been warned that its transmission towers were aging and components might fail.

The documentary also reveals how the blaze quickly overwhelmed the area’s firefighting resources - and how, even as the blaze hurtled towards Paradise at a rate of 80 football fields a minute, the town’s residents were being told the fire was not a danger when they called 911 to report smoke and ash.

The film also investigates why many residents weren’t officially alerted to evacuate until it was too late - if at all.

Fire in Paradise examines how climate change has contributed to making fires bigger and more frequent.

If you would like to win a copy of this fascinating new DVD, just answer this easy question about the Camp Fire: As noted, the Camp Fire is the deadliest wildfire in the United States since the _______ fire in 1918, and ranks number 13 on the list of the world’s deadliest wildfires; it is the sixth-deadliest U.S. wildfire overall. [But what was the name of that 1918 fire?]

Send us your answers and if you are correct you will be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before November 30th, 2021 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: FIRE IN PARADISE DVDs to:

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