Another clueless, airhead model

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Prescribe Burn - San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge

Winds gusting up to 20 mph was the only worry for this routine prescribe burn. It was planned for a unit where north winds would carry the fire to wetlands here it would be extinguished. Recent rains had necessitated the use of specialized vehicles which could traverse over most wet soils without bogging down - The Marsh Buggy and Marsh Master. I was assigned to a marsh buggy and ignited the edge of the prairie as we moved along a fire break. When the winds repeatedly blew out my torch I resorted to walking and the inevitable soggy boots.