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Researchers use prescribed fire to study invasive weed and ways to lessen damage it creates
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A firefighter last Wednesday wades through a thick stand of buffelgrass in Avra Valley. Researchers sought to study the plant’s behavior during fires with a prescribed burn.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Firefighters last week dripped a burning mix of diesel fuel and gasoline onto a 160-acre stretch of buffelgrass in Avra Valley.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A firefighter watches a “fire whirl” shoot more than 20 feet overhead as a prescribed burn scorches a 160-acre stand of buffelgrass in Avra Valley last Wednesday.