From a crackle to a roar: a day in the life of a wildfire.

August 20, 2016 Posted by: Yellowstone Fire Information

 A scene from the Maple Fire on August 14, 2016.

Fires tend to go through a daily ebb and flow of activity. You can hear examples of that in these recordings made at the "heel" of the Maple Fire, a lightning-caused fire that started in Yellowstone on August 8. Earlier in the morning, after the previous night's cooler temperatures and buildup of relative humidity, the fire was less active. As the day heated up and the relative humidity dropped, the winds kicked up and the fire grew significantly.

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Last updated: August 21, 2016

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