Wildfires 2014: Inside the Inferno

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Technology Documentary hosted by Kate Humble and Simon Reeve, published by BBC in 2014 - English narration

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Wildfires 2014: Inside the Inferno At the height of the worst wildfire season in a decade, Kate Humble and Simon Reeve travel to New South Wales, Australia to discover how the 70,000-strong Rural Firefighting Service contend with as many as 100 fires a day.

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In this first programme of two, Simon and Kate explore why wildfires in Australia are so frequent and hard to control, unlocking the surprising secrets of fire behaviour with leading scientists working to help those on the frontline Kate visits their HQ in Sydney to investigate the sophisticated rapid response system designed to kick into action the second a fire is reported, while Simon joins a crew racing to stamp out a grass fire threatening a nearby town and joins a team trekking through remote bushland to extinguish spot fires started by lightning.

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In the second programme of the series, Simon and Kate explore why wind is such a lethal factor in the spread of wildfires, and uncover the causes of the biggest and most extreme fires, meeting leading scientists working to unlock the secrets of wildfire behaviour.
Simon joins a spectacular aerial operation as the team waterbomb a new wildfire spreading dangerously fast in a remote national park. And Kate experiences first-hand what it's like to be inside a firefighting truck as the flames approach.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 3011 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Video Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 Kbps VBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 59mins
  • Framerate: 25 FPS
  • Number of Parts: 2
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: average 1.29 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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