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Last updated 8/14/2019 at 8:21pm

Rocky Raybell

Rocky Raybell's "Williams Flats fire 26 seconds" as posted on flickr under Creative Commons copyright

Fire created thunder and lightening

Scientists flew through the clouds created by the Williams Flats Fire last week to study the first incidence of a "pyrocumulonimbus" cloud in continental United States this year.

The flight was one of the first ever to record data from inside such a cloud.

A Seattle Times story about it is here:

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