Bushfire Wars

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Bushfire Wars
Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  National Geographic  |  December 2, 2018

This is the story of the men and women from the Parks and Wildlife Service in Western Australia who risk their lives to fight a scorching enemy. In this episode, we see how Western Australian Parks and Wildlife Service deploy trucks, tractors, bulldozers and aerial water bombers to surround a fire on all fronts in order to control the spread. We also learn how creating fire breaks can prevent a fire from spreading. How do the various groups come together to fight the fire effectively? What type of vegetation in Australia is stimulated to grow by fire? How is bushfire heat measured?

This is the story of the men and women from the Parks and Wildlife Service in Western Australia who risk their lives to fight a scorching enemy. In this episode, we see how Western Australian Parks and Wildlife Service deploy trucks, tractors, bulldozers and aerial water bombers to surround a fire on all fronts in order to control the spread. We also learn how creating fire breaks can prevent a fire from spreading. How do the various groups come together to fight the fire effectively? What type of vegetation in Australia is stimulated to grow by fire? How is bushfire heat measured?

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