These fires were prescribed


October 27, 2022

Photo courtesy "US Forest Service

Story and photo courtesy "US Forest Service

Firefighters move systematically through the burn unit igniting vegetation by hand with a drip torch outside of Seeley Lake Oct. 20. The prescribed fire will spread at a low-intensity and consume surface and ladder fuels. Reducing fuel loading and wildfire risk next to communities is a primary objective of this prescribed burn; however this prescribed burn will have other benefits such as improving wildlife habitat by encouraging nutrient recycling in the soil and regeneration of vegetation for wildlife browse.

These photos are from the prescribed...

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