|A burned out powerline can serve as a firebreak|
|Stringing fire via drip torch with equipment truck close by|
|Wind can be used with a backfire to keep smoke off roads|
|Mature pines with white smoke from cool burn|
The practice of using controlled burns greatly reduces the threat of wildlife all year long, and each year will present differing conditions for managers to deal with. However, with experience a controlled burn can be conducted with success despite these variations. It's not always Prescribed Fire 101 out there, it's sometimes a trial and error process, just like other land management endeavors.
To view past blog entries about controlled burning click on Plowing Firebreaks - 2014 Dry Weather Fire Threat - SCDNR Prescribed Fire - 2013 Prescribed Fire - 2012 Prescribed Fire - 2009 Wildfire - 2009 Prescribed Fire Council