Fire is a combination of heat, light, and flames produced by burning. There are many causes of forest fires. They are started by lightning, as well as careless people. Controlled burns are used to remove forest undergrowth and prevent the spread of fires.
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Setting Controlled Fire
Smoke on Mountain
Cedar Breaks Controlled Burn
Fire Recovery in Idaho
Fire Recovery in Colorado
Fire in Utah
Los Alamos Fire
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