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Wildfires – fighting fire with fire?


A gamekeeper managing a cool-burn moorland fire

Back in November last year a very interesting piece was broadcast on this subject as part of the BBC World Service’s Crowd Science programme. It referred to Aboriginal cultural practices of using ‘cool burning’ as a means of preventing wildfires i.e. using fire to fight fire. This might seem counter-intuitive, but it works.


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Photo Credit: David Mason - www.davidmasonimages.com

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