By Seeker – Re-Blogged From https://www.seeker.com
To prevent mega-wildfires from spiraling out of control, technicians set landscapes ablaze on purpose.
Wildfires have become increasingly intense and dangerous, burning millions of acres annually and costing billions to control nationwide. Wildfire severity has been on the rise thanks to a decades long policy of fire suppression; essentially putting out any and all natural fires, no exceptions. This stance has resulted in a surprisingly unintended effect. Landscapes are now choked with trees, grass, and shrubs, essentially fuel for a mega fire.