What's the deal with controlled burns?


Starting a fire to prevent fire seems counterintuitive, but it makes a lot of sense once you understand it. But controlled burns aren't just to help prevent forest fires. They're also a vital part of keeping the local ecosystem healthy and thriving. Learn all about how controlled burns work right here, right now.


Topics in this Podcast: Chuck, howstuffworks, insects, josh, ecology, geography, fire, nature, animals, science, SYSK, Stuff You Should Know, regeneration