California’s Dixie Fire shows impact of legacy effects, prescribed burns

Source: Science Daily

The 2021 Dixie Fire burned over nearly 1 million acres in California and cost $637 million to suppress, making it the largest and most expensive wildfire to contain in state history. Fire history largely determined how severely the wildfire burned, and low-severity fire treatments had the largest impact on reducing the worst effects of the fire, according to a research team.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/06/220630160019.htm