Southerly Magazine posted an interesting story last week about the large number of prescribed fires that Georgia and other parts of the Southeast have compared to other parts of the country. The fires are set to keep the forests healthy and clear of underbrush and invasive weeds. Burn plans are made carefully and take into account the wind and humidity predicted before a burn is allowed. You can read more about prescribed burns in the Southeast and why they are different from burns in other regions like the AmericanWest here.