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Prescribed burns can resume, but new rules make the fire management practice tricky

The Bobcat Fire continues to burn through the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, north of Azusa, California, Sept. 17, 2020. (Kyle Grillot /AFP via Getty Images)
The Bobcat Fire continues to burn through the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, north of Azusa, California, Sept. 17, 2020. (Kyle Grillot /AFP via Getty Images)

The chief of the U.S. Forest Service has lifted a temporary ban on prescribed burns. But new restrictions on how crews can carry out controlled fires could limit the practice at a time when some experts say it’s needed most.

Here & Now‘s Eric Westervelt speaks with NPR national desk correspondent Kirk Siegler in Boise, Idaho.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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