American Experience

"Hire Everybody You Can Find"

Clip: Season 27 Episode 4 | 1m 45s

In the summer of 1910, the Forest Service had less than 500 rangers nationwide. With hundreds of fires already burning, the organization set out to hire more men; in some instances, they even let out felons from local jails to help battle the blazes. "The Big Burn" premieres February 3 on PBS American Experience

Aired: 02/03/15

Rating: NR

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