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Prescribed Burning Guidelines
in the Northern Great Plains


Confining Fire


Burned firebreaks

A common type of firebreak is a black-line strip that is burned to remove most fuels prior to burning the whole area. This requires setting and containing fires two different times on the same land area and usually requires the use of special water or retardant applicators.


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