The Lek 2:2 erratum


In the issue of The Lek that was delivered on 3-26 we regret two errors.

1.  In Carol's story on smoke management, the editor mistakenly left out an important word.  The sentence should have read: "Burn on days when smoke dispersal is high and when fuels are dry to increase combustion and reduce smoke production."

2.  The words backfire and backing fire are often used interchangably in the field.  However, the Fire Words website ( indicates a difference between the two.  In the context of the newsletter stories, we should have used backing fire, not backfire.  Backing fire carries the relationship to the wind whereas backfire does not.

Thanks to a careful read from one of our subscribers, we can clear up any confusion.





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