pre·scribed fire

Prescribed burning is fire applied in a skillful manner in a definite place under exacting weather conditions to achieve specific results.

Waldrop, T. A., & Goodrick, S. L. (2012). Introduction to Prescribed Fire in Southern Ecosystems (inside front cover). Retrieved from

Case Studies

Through several seasons, the eFIRE team documented prescribed fire in Southeastern North Carolina. Through the generosity of landowners and crews, we observed and captured the stages of a prescribed burn. While no one case study covers the entire process, the combination of these case studies does. In addition to the overall process, you will observe different approaches to prescribed burns—from an individual landowner to a burn boss with a full crew.

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