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Flames aren't the only danger firefighters face. Sometimes, there's a bear.

Tales from a Pyrogeographer.
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The Howe Ridge Fire burns in Glacier National Park in 2018. The fire started in an area that was previously burned by the Roberts fire in 2003.

Crystal Kolden is fascinated by fire. It might seem odd to have that deep of a passion for something that destroys in the U.S. every year. But she’s come to embrace all of the phenomenon’s attributes. She’s even given a talk titled; "How I learned to

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