Fire: Wild vs Prescribed

Prescribed burns differ greatly from wildfires.

Wildfires are accidental and uncontrolled. They threaten lives and property and can do great harm.

Wild Fire
Firefighers Working a Fire

Prescribed burns, on the other hand, are set intentionally after considering the safety of people and property. Prescribed burns are planned to achieve a specific objective in a specific area under appropriate weather conditions and at the right time of year. Fire-control equipment and fire crews are used to keep the fire under control.