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Firefighter uses a drip torch during prescribed burn | by Coconino National Forest
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Firefighter uses a drip torch during prescribed burn

A snaking line of fire nips at the heals of a USFS employee, lines like these are able to quickly turn to raging wildfires if not kept under control. Dried up wetlands need annual burning to reduce and replenish the soil, when man induces controlled fires we are able to control the intensity and range of the fire, so not to burn old growth or restoration areas. Photo taken on 12-13-08. Credit: Ian Horvath

 

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Taken on November 19, 2008