Yellowstone fires of 1988

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The Yellowstone fires of 1988 were the costliest forest fires in United States history to that date. Tens of thousands of firefighters worked for more than 3 months to try and extinguish the flames, which were only finally put out when increased moisture, mostly in the way of snowfall, spread over the region in late September of that year.

Firestorm[edit]

Ground fires[edit]

Firefighting efforts[edit]

Smoke conditions[edit]

Rejuvenation[edit]

Rejuvenation along Fountain Flat Drive after the 1988 wildfire....

Wildlife[edit]

Historical[edit]

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