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YELLOWSTONE  FIRES 
Words and Images by Dan Morrison
G3 | 1 | Feature StoryG3 | 2 | Feature Story
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arrive a Huckleberry Base Camp – Huck Base. It’s August 31, and to date, the 13 major res burningin the Greater Yellowstone Area Command haveconsumed 681,561 acres, and 8,461 people are ghting theblaze, which so ar has cost the taxpayers $53.4 million.The weather is hot and dry, the winds unpredictable butgenerally strong in the aternoon. Fire conditions areextreme. Earlier, at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, I had asked Ed Waldapel, a Forest Service inormation ocer, how longthe ordeal would continue. He answered candidly: “It’llburn until the rst snowall, maybe this week, maybe nextmonth. We just don’t know.” Now, beore moving up to there line, I must report to Fire Inormation Ocer DennisNeill and have my gear inspected. None o it is acceptable.“No, you can’t wear jeans and a sweatshirt,” he says. “Andthose gloves aren’t regulation. Those boots don’t look too

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