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Throughout the summer, we’ll be compiling coverage of the 30th anniversary in a weekly email. It will include a weekly look back into the Billings Gazette's archives, photo galleries, new reporting on the fires' impact on Yellowstone, and stories from people who were there.

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  • https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/complete-coverage-the-yellowstone-fires/collection_38568d8a-1fff-52c8-80a8-1993939a6a7f.html

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  • View photos of the people who fought the 1988 forest fires in Yellowstone National Park, and the people who were affected by them.

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    The faces of the Yellowstone fires of 1988

    The faces of the Yellowstone fires of 1988

    A firefighter listens to a morning briefing A fire fighting crew from the California Division of Forestry Karen Brea and Sanna Weber Ivan Roy Forground …

  • The Billings Gazette covered the wildfires in Yellowstone National Park extensively in 1988. 

    Here are front pages from that summer. Be sure to check back, as we'll be updating this collection with new pages all summer. https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/from-the-archives-front-page-coverage-of-the-yellowstone-fires/collection_216e4bc9-e92d-5005-bed3-d1c70800f86e.html

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  • Billings began to feel the effects of the Yellowstone National Park fires this week in 1988, as smoke settled over the city. Public health officials urged people to limit outdoor activity when smoke is irritating eyes or the respiratory system and to reduce or stop outdoor exercise.

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    Yellowstone '88: Fires march toward Cooke City, Madison Junction

    Yellowstone '88: Fires march toward Cooke City, Madison Junction

    Billings began to feel the effects of the Yellowstone National Park fires this week in 1988, as smoke settled over the city. Public health officials …

  • This week in 1988, visitors and employees returned to Grant Village, two weeks after fleeing the Shoshone fire.

    But tourists at the Madison Campground were told to be ready to leave as the North Fork fire charged four miles in one day toward Madison Junction, propelled by winds that gusted up to 50 mph all day.

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    Yellowstone '88: Can firefighters make rain by seeding smoke with dry ice?

    Yellowstone '88: Can firefighters make rain by seeding smoke with dry ice?

    This week in 1988, visitors and employees returned to Grant Village, two weeks after fleeing the Shoshone fire.

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