• (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A firefighter watches as fire burns on a hillside at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A plane dumps retardant during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Flames overtake a tree during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A small fire is seen burning on the side of the road at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Flames overtake some trees during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Firefighters are seen at work during the fires in Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Charred trees cover a hillside after the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The sun is obscured by smoke during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A truck is seen covered with retardant during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Firefighters work to protect a building during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Firefighters watch as a plane dumps retardant during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A fallen tree glows during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Smoke rises into the sky during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Firefighters are seen in Yellowstone during the fires in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A firefighter watches as a stand of trees is choked with smoke during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Firefighters are seen at work during the fires in Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A plane dumps retardant during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Smoke fills the sky during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The sun is obscured by smoke during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
  • (Paul Fraughton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Firefighters take a break on the side of the road during the fires at Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
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Yellowstone fire in 1988.
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  •  Old Faithful Inn during 1988 Yellowstone Fire.
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  • (Yellowstone fire in 1988.

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  • (A sign near Cignet Lakes states that the area was burned in the 1988 fires, and that the trees that now grow there are natural growth as a result of those fires. We take a look at Yellowstone National Park 20 years after the huge wildfires that raged through the park's forests.
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