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Holly Krake, fire information officer for the Kaibab National Forest, records wind speed, wind direction and relative humidity as smoke billows in the distance from the McCracken Cougar Park prescribed fire. Ryan Williams/WGCN

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Kaibab National Forest fights fire with fire
Forest Service continues efforts to reintroduce fire into ecosystem and protect Williams' watershed in the process

Since around the late 1980s, the U.S. Forest Service has used prescribed fire to reduce forest ground litter and the density of the trees, which helps prevent catastrophic wildfires.

By Marissa Freireich November 19, 2013
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