Now that the smoke has cleared, naturalists and rangers step forward to say that the Coe fire last month may end up benefiting the park. And the woman who started it? by burning her garbage? She's distraught. It cost $13 million.
"It looks bad right now, but the wildflowers, the grasses, the vegetation will pop right back," he said.
"`That ash is full of nitrogen," he said. "Every plant sucks it up. Because there haven't been fires up there for so long, there are nitrogen deficits. "
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