Prescribed planning

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Prescribed planning

Minimizing danger: Years of preparation are behind every controlled burn

Prescribed planning

A firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service patrols the perimeter of a large prescribed burn Friday in the Sauls Creek area east of Bayfield. The burn continued through the weekend. After several lessons learned the hard way, foresters will not begin a prescribed burn until a vast amount of planning is done and details are examined to minimize risks.
A firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service spreads fire with a drip torch during a prescribed burn that began Friday in the Sauls Creek area east of Bayfield.
A vehicle drives eastbound on U.S. Highway 160 Friday past Deer Valley Estates as the U.S. Forest Service conducts a prescribed burn in the Sauls Creek area.
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