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Lava Beds NMon looks to future after July wildfire burns more than half of park

LAVA BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT – The “Land of Burnt Out Fires” is rebounding after an estimated 31,000 acres was scorched by the Caldwell Fire.

Historically, Lava Beds National Monument has been known by the moniker “Land of Burnt Out Fires” because much of it was created by fiery volcanic forces. That includes the cataclysmic events that created more than 700 lava tube caves and a landscape shaped and fractured by massive lava flows.

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