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Prescribed Burning Guidelines
in the Northern Great Plains

Methods of spreading fire in grasslands


After fires are started with matches or sparkers, the firelines are then spread with the drip torches (Fig 10) or propane torches (Fig 11). Fusees and helitorches are often used in other regions of the country but infrequently in our region because of the high cost factor in relation to the size of burn areas.

JPEG -- Setting fire with a drip torch

JPEG -- Setting fire with propane torch

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