Definitions for "Prescribed burn"
Controlled application of fire to wildland fuels in either their natural or modified state, under specified environmental conditions, which allows the fire to be confined to a predetermined area, and produce the fire behavior and fire characteristics required to attain planned fire treatment and resource management objectives.
A fire intentionally set after assessing the temperature, humidity, and wind conditions. The fire is intended to burn off a buildup of vegetation.
A fire set and controlled by humans to achieve some management objective, such as improving pasture in grazing systems.