Discovery’s New ‘Cal Fire’ Series Takes Viewers to Frontlines of Creek Fire, Other Blazes
Discovery is taking viewers onto the front lines of California’s most destructive wildfire season ever with its new limited series, Cal Fire, which will premier Sunday, Jan. 3 at 10 p.m. Embedded with the first responders of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), the Discovery Channel’s cameras will show the reality of the sacrifices these heroes make to protect California’s people and land from deadly blazes.
Viewers will also get a firsthand look at some of the fires that made national headlines, including the Creek Fire in the Sierra National Forest above Fresno, the Apple Fire in Southern California, and the El Dorado Fire near San Bernardino County.
The 2020 wildfire season was the worst in California history, with more than 4.1 million acres burned, 9,400 homes and structures destroyed, and 33 lives lost. For weeks at a time, many of the firefighters are unable to go home as they fight the fires at all hours of the day and night, sacrificing their own comfort and safety for that of others.