Why I Burned My Own Property and How I Photographed ItPosted: September 21, 2017
Source: Petapixel by Joel Wolfson
I was committed to burning my property. I know this sounds a bit crazy but we’re talking about a prescribed burn. My wife researched programs in our area for homeowners to reduce fire hazards. In our area, the firefighters are cross-trained for both wildland and
structure fires so they are perfectly qualified to do prescribed burns on a residential property.
After getting an assessment we got rid of all the pine needles dropped by the numerous ponderosa in proximity to the house and studio. The fire crew dug a containment “line” around the perimeter of our property. Then they trimmed low-hanging branches and small trees that could be potential “ladder fuels” Then we waited for the right weather and time to burn.