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April 12, 2006 Prescribed Fire
A-Fuel build up on North Mountain
Fuel build up on North Mountain before prescribed burn.
Fire bosses talk about plans for the day for the North Mountain prescribed fire.
Fire crews hear plans and review safety before prescribed fire ignition.
D-Igniting area to be burned
The prescribed fire is started with a "drip torch."
E-Igniting area to be burned
More than one firefighters light the fire to get it going quickly.
G-Fire creeping along ground
Once ignited, the fire is allowed to burn slowly.
H-Cooling the fire
The fire is sprayed to keep it from getting too hot.
F-Smoke visible from AR Hwy 70 east of Hot Springs
The plume of smoke from the fire as seen from Hwy 70B blends in with the clouds.
Standing dead trunks that burned were put out.
I-Fire burning out
The fire spreads along the forest floor as the excess fuel is burned.
K-Fire fighters mopping up
After the planned area has burned, fire fighters "mop up." Mopping up is going over the area burned looking for sparks.
L-Forest three months after the burn
The forest has regrown many of the small plants and shrubs. The large pines remain healthy.
This moss shows signs of being scorched by the fire, but is growing.
N-New Jersey Tea
Next to a burned stump, the New Jersey Tea blooms beautifully three months after the fire.