There are many methods and options that can be utilized to manage smoke from a prescribed fire.
To minimize smoke problems:
- burn smaller units;
- burn when weather conditions are likely to produce the best dispersion;
- burn when fuel conditions are likely to produce the least amount of smoke;
- utilize suitable ignition techniques for smoke management;
- conduct post-burn mop-up to reduce nuisance smoke;
- reduce the amount of fuels to reduce smoke emissions; and
- reduce the impact of smoke on people.
The National Weather Service fire weather forecasts are a good source of information for smoke dispersion conditions.
For more information see Smoke Management for Prescribed Burns.