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The Heat That Hides

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Nate Bashkirew dug his fingers beneath a clump of beargrass, looking for the heat that hides from firefighters after the flames subside.

"You'll find heat skunking around way back in there," explained Jim Ward, the division supervisor overseeing the Stuart Peak fire in the Rattlesnake Mountains north of Missoula. "You won't see smoke for days, but the heat is there."

Waiting.