How ’60 Minutes’ showed the speed the ‘Camp Fire’ spread

CBS’s “60 Minutes” used an interesting approach, courtesy of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, to illustrate the spread of the California wildfires.

Correspondent Bill Whitaker joined a representative of the department who showed him table-like 3D surface that, thanks to an overhead projector, could illustrate the spread of the so-called “Camp Fire.” 

The segment included the astonishing fact that, at one point, the fire was spreading at a rate of one football field per second.