The Earth’s Furies: Mega Fires

Almost every day, gigantic forest fires spark all over the planet. Tens of metres high, and spreading over distances that can exceed 500 kilometres. Wildfires threaten and destroy millions of people’s lives. Confronting the flames are firemen, but also scientists. They reveal the devastating power of wildfire and some of the most unbelievable phenomena, such as fire storms: enormous explosions of flames.


  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Eclectic
  • Director: Franck Gombert, Richard Poisson
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA, ESP, GER
  • Country of production: France


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