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On September 2nd 2017, just east of Portland, Oregon, 150 hikers were trapped behind a wall of flames created by one mistake, one that would lead to immense fear and loss. Wildfire, a podcast from REI Co-op, investigates the causes and repercussions of this devastating wildfire.

Wildfire REI Co-op

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3, 306 Ratings

On September 2nd 2017, just east of Portland, Oregon, 150 hikers were trapped behind a wall of flames created by one mistake, one that would lead to immense fear and loss. Wildfire, a podcast from REI Co-op, investigates the causes and repercussions of this devastating wildfire.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
306 Ratings

306 Ratings

pjgirlca ,

One of the Best I Have Ever Heard

Excellent podcast. Always interesting, very informative, and presented with a clear reverence for both nature and for the people who cared for this land long before Europeans came to it.

Kayan.ko ,

Better for non-firefighter listeners.

When I saw the Ad for this podcast I was really excited, being that I have a fire background and currently working as a forestry technician. It is a good podcast for those who don’t have any background about wildfires but other than that this podcast was frustrating to listen to. Especially episode 2! They didn’t have to question whether or not wildfires are natural so many times once was enough.
Also, heard of California that averages 50-100k acre fires every year even before this eagle creek fire started? I understand that PNW is close to home but 50k and it’s started by a kid which is controversial, but there’s other fires started by people all the time. If we’re talking acreage alone, since it’s so catastrophic, how about the camp fire 150k or the Wolsey fire that reached 54k over night and reached to almost 95k for its entire duration in a highly populated area!
I’m really disappointed, I don’t think I can make it through the rest of the episodes.

Realjakeg ,

Only 50k acres?

I understand the beauty and serenity of this location. Having visited we were awe struck with it’s beauty. Such a production for 50k acres in 3 months. In 3 days here in the southwest we have over 122,000 acres gone. Something to ponder.

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