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Image 1: Smoke from the Rim Fire, on the edge of Yosemite National Park, Aug., 2013. Photo taken from Highway 120 above Crane Flat, within the Park.

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Image 2: Aftermath of the Rim Fire. Photo taken along Highway 120, Rim of the World viewpoint, Nov., 2013.These mountainsides used to be covered in chaparral at the lower elevations and timber up higher.

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Image 3: Aftermath of the Rim Fire. Photo data as above.

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Image 4: Aftermath of the Rim Fire. Photo data as above.

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Image 5: Aftermath of the Rim Fire. Photo taken along Highway 120, November, 2013. The bright green is fire retardant.

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Image 6: Aftermath of the Rim Fire. Photo data as above

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Image 7: The Rim Fire zone, viewed from the Rim of the World Viewpoint
May, 2017, almost 4 years after the fire


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Image 8: The Rim Fire zone, viewed from the Rim of the World Viewpoint
May, 2017, almost 4 years after the fire


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Image 9: The Rim Fire zone, viewed from the Rim of the World Viewpoint
May, 2017, almost 4 years after the fire


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Image 10: Aftermath of the Aspen Fire in California's Sierra Nevada.

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Image 11: Aftermath of the Aspen Fire in California's Sierra Nevada.

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Image 12: Burned area in the Sierra Nevada foothills with new growth coming up.

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Image 13: Burned area in the Sierra Nevada foothills with new growth coming up

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Image 14: A few years after this fire in the Sierra Nevada, native plants are flourishing

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Image 15: A few years after this fire in the Sierra Nevada, native plants are flourishing

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Image 16: Burning a slash pile, western Oregon.

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