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A Year After Wildfires, Calls for More Prescribed Burns

More landowners and public safety officials have begun calling on the state to respond to last year's devastating wildfires by lighting more fires — so-called prescribed burns that help remove the dry grass and brush that fuel the blazes.

Prescribed burning on Walker Ranch in Crockett County - January 25, 2009

It may seem counter-intuitive, but more landowners and public safety officials have begun calling on the state to respond to last year's devastating wildfires by lighting more fires — so-called prescribed burns that help remove the dry grass and brush that fuel the blazes. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

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