Smoke, Trees and Fire

« Back to Okefenokee Swamp-Blackwater Country, April, 1992 National Geographic Magazine

Flames and smoke fill the forest from a prescribed burn set in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Controlled fires in the swamp help reduce the thick undergrowth in the jungle-like environment. Lightening strikes from frequent summer storms cause wild fire which threatens nearby private land.
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Flames and smoke fill the forest from a prescribed burn set in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Controlled fires in the swamp help reduce the thick undergrowth in the jungle-like environment. Lightening strikes from frequent summer storms cause wild fire which threatens nearby private land.
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