The Weather Channel wants to put you in the middle of a wildfire.
The channel, known for realistic depictions of storm surges during hurricanes, is now mimicking the extremes of a wildfire thanks to some high-tech graphics.
A new Weather Channel video shows meteorologist Stephanie Abrams walking viewers through the stages of a wildfire, from the first, small spark to widespread, fast-moving disaster.
“As the climate warms, the danger is only getting worse,” Abrams said, referencing how climate change can exacerbate droughts and extreme heat.
“Wildfire season has become a year-long threat, burning twice the area now than in 1970.”
Abrams stressed that if you live in a wildfire-prone area, it’s more important than ever to make some kind of emergency plan to keep you and your loved ones safe.