Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fighting Fire in a Rain Forest

Source: National Park Service Paradise Fire Response Team

Burning in the moss and lichen, the Paradise Fire is an historical first - burning over 1,600 acres in the Olympic National Park in Washington State. Click on the video above for an inside look at how fire burns in this rich environment. 

Although small in comparison to other fires around the west, this is the largest fire in the Park's history, with some new challenges for fire managers, crews and scientists. Read more here about how crews are approaching this fire. 

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