The lessons learned from the summer of 1988 when fires burned nearly one third of Yellowstone National Park continue to shape the way we fight wildfires raging across the West today.
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Wildfires: How Yellowstone 1988 Changed Forest Fire Fighting

Produced by Laurence B. Chollet Singeli Agnew

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