Prescribed fires are ignited by Park staff to meet specific objectives. The burns are thoroughly planned and carefully executed under specified conditions. Much of our prescribed burning is done to reduce vegetation that fuels fires, and to return fire to areas where fire had been suppressed in the past.
Careful monitoring of a fire line in the Rincon Mountains leads to better habitat for plants and animals of the pine forest.
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Woman working on fireline during prescribed fire
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Mica Bowl Prescribed Fire, near Manning Camp 2002
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Strips of fire burning in ponderosa pine at Saguaro National Park
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wildland firefighters listen to morning briefing at Manning Camp
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Park Service firefighters burn black strip next to fire line.
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