Summer of Fire

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This article describes the out-of-control fires that took place during the summer of 1988. It focuses on the unpredictable fires of the Yellowstone Region. Firefighters and local communities have developed ways to deal with the forest fires, but the size of these fires made them take another look at their current policy of dealing with forest fires. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt StoryTown, 2008)

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