Prescribed burn gets out of hand in Florida
Document Type: Newspaper
Author(s): T. Marrero ; L. Neill
Publication Year: 2013

Cataloging Information

  • fire damage (property)
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • Florida
  • prescribed fires (escaped)
  • wildfires
  • wildlife habitat management
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 53772
Tall Timbers Record Number: 31273
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'Prescribed burns are meant to keep wildlife habitat healthy -- and neighboring humans safe -- by ridding the landscape of thick brush that acts as a fuel for wildfires. But sometimes the burns get out of control and turn into wildfires. Some residents in Glen Lakes questioned why the wildlife commission conducted the burn on such a dry, windy day.'

Marrero, T., and L. Neill. 2013. Prescribed burn gets out of hand in Florida. Tampa Bay Times. p. 1-2.