A review of prescribed burning effectiveness in fire hazard reduction

  title={A review of prescribed burning effectiveness in fire hazard reduction},
  author={Paulo M. Fernandes and Herm{\'i}nio Botelho},
  journal={International Journal of Wildland Fire},
Wildfire hazard abatement is one of the major reasons to use prescribed burning. Computer simula- tion, case studies, and analysis of the fire regime in the presence of active prescribed burning programs in forest and shrubland generally indicate that this fuel management tool facilitates fire suppression efforts by reducing the intensity, size and damage of wildfires. However, the conclusions that can be drawn from the above approaches are limited, highlighting the need for more properly… 

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