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Expanding use of “good fire” isn’t easy.

Courtney Schultz, Cassandra Moseley and Heidi Huber-Stearns This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. As spring settles in across the United States, western states are already preparing for summer and wildfire season. And although it may seem counter-intuitive, some of the most urgent conversations …

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Pinal Fire

The Pinal Fire

On May 8, 2017, a discharge of cloud-to-ground lightning struck an oak tree in the Pinal Mountains. It was a dying tree with smooth grey deadwood in its canopy and offered little resistance to a bolt of super-heated lightning that delivered 50,000 degrees F. of fire- starting power.  The smoke …

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