Fire from the sky: Behind the Pargin prescribed burn

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SUN photo/Jim Garrett Dark smoke rises from a burn point indicating an ignited ponderosa within the Pargin prescribed burn. Some burning is done to help clear the area to produce open patches in the forest.
SUN photo/Jim Garrett
Dark smoke rises from a burn point indicating an ignited ponderosa within the Pargin prescribed burn. Some burning is done to help clear the area to produce open patches in the forest.

We know prescribed burns are good for our forests.

But, sometimes, the pall of smoke in our air may remind those of a certain age of the words Jerry Lee Lewis sang in 1964, “You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain. … Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire.”

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