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Wildfires occur naturally when lightning strikes a forest or grassland. Alternatively, controlled burns, also known as prescribed fires, are set by land managers and conservationists to mimic the effects of natural fires. In this video, students can explore controlled burn scenarios and the positive impacts of fire on ecosystems.
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