Forest fire damage

Forest fire damage

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Credit: KARI GREER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Forest fire damage. Dead conifer tree trunks lying on the ground after being deliberately set on fire by firefighters. The high moisture content of live trees nearby ensured the controlled fire would not spread. The dead tree trunks were the result of a previous severe storm, or blowdown. Firefighters use local knowledge of terrain and vegetation to combat forest fires. In this case, controlled fires were used to construct a firebreak of land cleared of combustible material before the main forest fire approaches Photographed in 2001 at Mount Zirkel Wilderness, Colorado, USA.

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