Fort Mac Wildfire: Rogue Earth

Sunday, April 30 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Synopsis

It was a hard battle fought against the unpredictable when seasonal wildfires swept through the forest and the city of Fort McMurray, Alta. in May 2016, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta's history. Premiering Sunday, April 30 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, Discovery’s original Canadian documentary FORT MAC WILDFIRE: ROGUE EARTH takes viewers on an hour-by-hour ride with survivors as they raced against the growing flames. It was a terrifying event the likes of which had not been anticipated. Dubbed “The Beast” for its merciless unpredictability, the ferocious blaze fueled by soaring temperatures and tinder-dry forest spread across nearly 590,000 hectares, destroying 2,400 structures and forcing more than 88,000 residents to flee Canada’s oil sands region. Marking one full year since Canada’s costliest natural disaster while the Canadian Prairies look ahead to this year’s wildfire season, FORT MAC WILDFIRE: ROGUE EARTH incorporates video captured on personal devices to reveal the heroes of this incredible story: the heroic frontline firefighters, emergency service personnel, and city workers who risked their lives in a desperate battle to save their beloved town

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