Higgins Ridge

Higgins Ridge

Special | 57m 18s | Video has closed captioning.

The U.S. Forest Service sent 20 of its most elite firefighters - smokejumpers - to parachute into the Idaho wilderness to put out a wildfire burning on a mountain ridge. What looked like a routine fire from the air became a different story on the ground, as wind fueled the blaze into a blowup. The smokejumpers pivoted from battling the fire to fighting for their lives as the fire surrounded them.

Aired: 01/30/23

Rating: NR

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Higgins Ridge is a local public television program presented by Montana PBS.